Everyone has a right to geopolitical positions, regardless of having served or not. The old "if you are not volunteering right now, you cannot advocate military action" is clearly a weak-minded retreat from debate. Might as well claim "if you are not trying out for the Dolphins, you cannot comment on what they should do".
If you know nothing about football you probably should not comment about what the Dolphins should do. You don't have to have tried out. Condoleeza Rice probably would make a good commissioner simply due to her interest even if she never played football.
I object to the nonsense often spewed by some to the effect of "if you are not volunteering, you cannot support military action".
I, of course, recognize the benefit of experience; there's no need for such a platitude.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Have always been against direct military involvement in the Middle East and I still believe that.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy