Jeff Jacoby’s Dec. 30 Op-ed column (“Kerry’s ‘realist’ approach slips into callousness”) criticizes Senator John F. Kerry for his reluctance to flex “American muscle . . . in order to promote liberal democracy” as an instrument of foreign policy.
Is it possible that Jacoby’s ardent support for a bellicose foreign policy is fueled by the simple fact that, unlike Kerry, he has never served in the military in time of war?