I know I'm playing the devil's advocate, but it's certainly possible. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, this girl who was the daughter of the US ambassador from Kuwait claimed that Iraqi soldiers threw newborn babies out of their incubators, but that was later proven false. Again, during the US invasion of Iraq, it was alleged that Saddam Hussein put his enemies through a shredder and fed their bodies to fish. And of course, there were the allegations that Saddam Hussein had WMDs, but they never did find them. I'm not saying Saddam Hussein wasn't a brutal dictator who got what he deserve in the end, and ISIS isn't a brutal terrorist group, but if we ever declare war on Syria, I don't want it to turn into another Vietnam or Iraq.