Beating the drums for war in Syria BY PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Our War Party has been temporarily diverted from its clamor for war on Iran by the insurrection against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The government controlled media continue to demonize Iran and Syria by any means necessary even though those countries are not a threat to US interests in any way shape or form. The government controlled media is the same which refused to get involved when the federal government was terrorizing the Davidians in Waco, Texas circa 1993. For shame. .