The comment that "...had been burned once by false reports of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which led him to invade that country...." is a bit much. Bush has the USA invade because his oil buddies (who paid for his election) were supposed to get the oil as payback, Saddam had tried to kill his Daddy, and the Saudi patrons of the Bush household wanted Saddam out of there. However, the unintended consequence was that Iraq stopped being a check on Iran.
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Cheney: I urged Bush to bomb Syria's nuclear reactor, but he refused