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"This is our Munich moment. This is our chance to join together and pursue accountability over appeasement," Kerry said on Saturday, in a reference to the Munich Agreement between Nazi Germany and Europe's leading powers.
In poker, this is called a tell. If Kerry had a good case to make, he'd make it. Instead, he echoes the Bushies. Twice. Which also suggests that the White House has no problem with his doing so. Once could have been a slip, a bad moment, or a presidential surrogate shooting off at the mouth. Twice can't be.
This isn't a game. This isn't just any kind of political policy. This is about going to war. And the case is so weak that the administration is trying to frighten people into suspending their critical thinking. Let's just hope that the president's Sept. 10, 2013 speech on attacking Syria doesn't dubiously reference Sept. 11, 2001.