President Obama said the biggest reason why he intervened in Libya was to prevent Gadhafi and his country's civil war from destabilizing the transitions going on in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt. The violence in Syria was already spilling into Turkey, and now into Lebanon. Taking out Assad, limiting Iran's influence, would also cut off Hezbollah in Lebanon and potentially diminish Iran's hold on Iraq. If we wanted to protect the interests of Tunisia and Egypt by intervening in Libya, shouldn't we want to protect the interests of Israel, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq by intervening in Syria? Especially with Iraq, with their fragile stability? Luckily western Iraq is mostly desert, but do we really want the Syrian Civil War spilling into and involving Iraq, especially if the Sunni Syrian rebels decide to hide out in Sunni-dominated Anbar province, potentially leading to Syrian/Iranian military action inside Iraq? Don't we want to stop it from coming to that?