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Kerry as the anti-Rumsfeld: “We know…We know… We know”

"We know...We know... We know." So went the refrain of Secretary of State John Kerry's statement to the public Friday -- a soaring, rhetoric-infused war cry to justify action against Assad's regime in Syria.

Claims to knowledge, intelligence and transparency: the Obama administration is making no small effort to counterpose this case for war to the "known unknowns" that underpinned arguments for the Iraq War.