What do all these people have in common?

“…What do Adm. Mike Mullen, Bob Gates, Madeleine Albright, Jim Baker, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Harold Brown, Samuel Berger, Frank Carlucci, Sam Nunn, Ike Skelton, Paul Volcker, John Warner, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, and Paul O’Neill all have in common? They all signed a letter, published in a full-page ad in the WSJ this morning titled, “Addressing our debt is a national security imperative.” The message from the Coalition for Fiscal and National Security is essentially that: the nation’s debt must be stabilized if the U.S. is to maintain global leadership and anything short of that goal is “insufficient.” The ad includes this line: “Our leaders should use the consensus against going over the fiscal cliff as an opportunity to agree now on a framework for significant fiscal reform in 2013. Another ?kicking of the can’ —  the lowest common denominator of what both parties can currently accept, without any structural reforms that truly address the nation’s problems — is not acceptable.”

[above is from ForeignPolicy.com]