The reason the US is preparing to attack Syria has less to do with the Assad government’s alleged use of chemical weapons or our a moral responsibility to help the Syrian people, and more to do with the fact that Mr. Assad is not our friend and ally. Take a look at the slaughter in Egypt. The Obama administration remains positively quiet. It has even been reluctant to call the overthrow of President Morsi a military coup. Just can’t bring itself to do that because it might risk offending our friend and ally, the Egyptian military.