Over the last few months, the US has been putting more pressure on Syria. The UN Security council, passed a resolution urging Syria to remove its troops from Lebanon (which Syria basically ignored). President Bush specifically mentioned Syria in his SOTU address. And there have been reports of authority given to US commanders in Iraq to execute attacks in Syria. After today's bombing of the former Lebanese PM, the US is once again putting pressure
on Syria. Perhaps this pressure on Syria is elated to our issues with Iran. If the US could get Syria to withdraw from Lebanon, and in effect cease its support for Hizbullah, it would make military action against Iran that much easier for either the US or Israel since Iran would be less able to use Hizbullah to retaliate against Israel.