People keep talking about “EXPERIENCE” and then stop thinking.
For openners, do they recognise that there is a difference between 20 years of experience and one year of experience twenty times? Experience must be evaluated in terms of both quality and quantity.
There are several other words that need to be considered alongside of experience. They are: Common sense, training, and judgement.
My definition of common sense is the ability to make the right decision or solve a problem without specific training or experience.
Good judgement can be the result of the interplay of: training, common sense and experience. These factors can be combined in various proportions to result in good judgement.
In October 2002, Obama had sufficient experience, training and common sense to have the good judgement to realize that Iraq would be a dumb war.