From the excellent YouTube series by Kurz Gesagt:
I’d suggest the main reasons are democratization and fixed political borders.
Yup, Senator John “Angry Gnome” McCain hasn’t quite had enough of driving the nation into bankruptcy with our wars in the Middle East. And now that we’re thinking of getting out of Iraq at year’s end and Qaddafi is off for the big dirt nap, the half-addled senator sees the opportunity to keep the money rolling to the military-industrial complex: let’s start a war with Syria!
This is exactly the big-government establishment crap we can’t afford and no longer need — from either side of the aisle (and precisely why the GOP bigwigs and their moneyed interests are so hot on Romney.) Maybe the senator should stop taking advice from his half-educated, mostly-illiterate daughter. Better yet, go home, John, and stay there.