As Israel attacks the Gaza Strip and Lebanon (both in retaliation for the capture of its soldiers), I am wondering about the implications of a war between Israel with an already-overstretched American backing on the one side, and Syria and Iran on the other. Who else will be drawn in? Can Israel be overextended on two fronts? Will this conflict offer a convenient means for neoconservatives to divert attention from the bloodletting in Iraq while pursuing a military involvement on a wider scale in the Middle East?
Even as I ask these questions, there is only one certainty in my mind: I am missing many more.