This is all going the best possible way for the WH, IMO. The events unfolding have nothing to do with the US and pretty much has the entire world somewhat rebuking Israel and condemming Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and Iran. Well, except for France, of course. But that seems to be a given. Well, maybe “French” should be substituted for “Chirac”, but that’s another issue.
I can’t see any way the US ramps up a major offensive unless one of these psychos actually uses a nuke. Israel has had a lot of practice in this arena and won’t be damaged quickly. Hezbollah, et al, have some dangerous weapons know (the ones we know of anyway), but against the IDF they’re bringing knives to a gunfight.
That and the fact Syria and Iran have yet to defy pretty much every UN resolution for 13 years. That, and the US was never at war with Syria nor Iran. Couple that with the fact Gulf I never formally ended, it was a cease-fire dependant on compliance with the terms.
This is so fundamentally different from the Iraq situation there really is no way to accurately compare the two. I could be wrong about that, but it would take a strong argument to equate them.