Operation Yellow Elephant 101
Thanks once again to The General for dreaming up Operation Yellow Elephant. When I decided in May 2005 to donate a booth at the July 2005 Young Republicans National Convention in Las Vegas to all military recruiters in order to help solve our country's military recruiting crisis, I thought I was the only person concerned.
This really is a nonpartisan grass-roots citizens' initiative to Support Our President by encouraging his strongest supporters [otherwise eligible: age (41-and-under), sexual orientation, health, moral, etc.] to consider serving in our all-volunteer military.
After all, if The President cannot persuade even his strongest supporters that Our Country Needs You [Personally!], then how can he persuade the entire country to continue to support U.S. policy in Iraq and elsewhere? 'Not to mention the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan and Djibouti and, indeed, worldwide.
As members of our governing party frequently remind us, in November 2004 Our Country had an Election, and one party won according to the rules. However, with the authority of national leadership comes responsibility and accountability. And Operation Yellow Elephant reminds members of our governing party of their national leadership responsibility.
Americans should rightly focus their concerns and attentions on Our Country's political leadership, both current and future, rather than ordinary soldiers doing their jobs. Believe it or not, soldiers support everyone's right to peaceful protest, even if it's in front of a recruiting station. But please at least go inside to say hello, just so they know it's not personal. OK?