This article outlines the demands by the Bush Adminstration that Syria turn over weapons of mass destruction, high Iraqi officials, or else. Or else, seems to mean regime change for Syria.
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice seem to have embraced the energetic executive as outlined in Lockes idea of the prerogative (Chapter 14, Second Treatise of Government) and Federalist #70s idea of energy and dispatch.
As the Bard wrote in "The Tragedy of MacBeth", If it were done, when tis done, then twere well, It were done quickly.
It appears Assad will be given a choice but not much time.