RG, I think it's interesting you feel this way. My father, a lifelong Republican and 36 year military veteran, will NOT be voting for GW this time because he can't believe how badly the whole Iraq situation has been handled. He strongly feels we should've gotten bin Laden and cleaned up Afghanistan before even considering going into Iraq. Fighting a two front war with a downsized military (thank Bush I for that) is NOT a good idea, and some have speculated that Colin Powell tried his best to make this known to GW and the gang, but they were all hung up on "we will be greeted as liberators" and such.
Where are you getting your information that the weapons are in Syria? I've heard speculation about it, but I've never seen confirmation.