Don't worry, you live in your Pollyannish paradise of idealism while someone else makes the hard choices for you.
Again, I am curious as to what you've contributed to the American polity that makes you feel entitled to make judgments about others in the manner that you do.
To the OP: one of the major differences between CLS and NYU is that NYU is much more of a stand-alone entity while CLS is more integrated into its parent university. The distinction just came to mind so I thought I would throw it out in case it was relevant to your decision.
Rhymnoceros: getting started a little early, are we?
I reserve the right to tell you that your are an idiot if you publish a ridiculous view. However, I give you the same courtesy to similarly judge any view of mine that you think is foolish or unfounded.
As for my contribution to American policy, how is that relevant? I served in Bosnia. I was a low level enlisted man. I could influence no policies, only carry them out. I don't need to be a policy guru at a Washington think tank to recognize a threat when it is presented.