Response to RedState.org
Operation Yellow Elephant agrees with adamsweb at RedState.org that many Republicans have served in the military; we respect their service to our country. Operation Yellow Elephant also salutes conservative, right-wing commentator Jon Alvarez for doing the right thing: At 39 and supporting the Iraq War, he's enlisted in the Army Reserve. We wish him well.
But that's not the point. Why is Jon Alvarez almost alone? Isn't anyone else so inspired?
Operation Yellow Elephant highlights hypocrisy: When the U.S. Army, fighting a war [don't forget], is about to miss its recruiting quota for the first time in six years, those who strongly and publicly support the war, and are eligible to serve, can legitimately be asked whether they have considered volunteering to serve, when their country so clearly needs them.
And their answers are On The Record.
Those not eligible to serve who strongly and publicly support the war can legitimately be asked whether they have encouraged their relatives and friends, their circle of influence, to consider serving.
And their answers are also On The Record.
If the strongest, public supporters of U.S. military intervention refuse to ask themselves or their circle of influence to consider serving, then they, themselves, really don't support the war.
And they should say so.