Latest Yellow Elephant: National Review's Victor Davis Hanson
Hoover Institution (Stanford University) military historian and contributor to National Review Online Victor Davis Hanson urges Americans to stay the course in Iraq. So I asked our follow-up question:
Have you, and National Review, urged Americans of suitable age to consider serving? How about those on the National Review Online staff, such as Jonah Goldberg, who appear to be under 42 (the new maximum age to enlist)? Have you encouraged those in your circle of influence to consider serving?
Rather than engage in "the war of ideas," VDH punted:
Due to the volume of email, we are unable to answer every letter point for point. All letters help the development of the website "Private Papers." We appreciate your readership and thank you for your time.
Conclusion: Victor Davis Hanson is even a Yellow Elephant when it comes to genuine debate. Perhaps the best way he can help our nation's military recruiting effort is by recruiting for the 101st Keyboarders instead.