Kevin Drum discovers the Starship Troopers argument (see these comments), and presents it with his customary clarity.
There is also an interesting turn of phrase in the Lawrence O'Donnell post Mr. Drum debunks:
Just like George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Dick Cheney, we are all combat cowards.For symmetry, of course, the name of Al Gore should be added to that list. But Mr. Gore's career, unlike Mr. Clinton's, just might not be spent; and Mr. O'Donnell cannot bring himself to criticize a live Democrat.