Bowdoin Yellow Elephant Takes It Back!
College Republican National Committee Secretary Dan Schuberth (Bowdoin '06) has retracted his criticism of his classmate, College Democrat (and Marine reservist) Alex Cornell du Houx, who opposes the war in Iraq but is doing his military duty;
In a letter to the student newspaper, Schuberth wrote, "In my attempt to deal a blow to a political opponent, I made the mistake of questioning his patriotism and motivation for choosing to fight in Iraq."
"While I strongly disagree with Alex in terms of his political beliefs and his demeanor towards those who disagree with him," Schuberth continued, "it was inappropriate of me to question his patriotism and motivation for joining our armed forces. As I stated before, I have nothing but the highest degree of respect for any soldier who is brave enough to take up arms in defense of his or her country. This respect is offered regardless of a soldier's political beliefs.
I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my remarks."
Operation Yellow Elephant thanks Mr. Schuberth for doing the right thing. And, if you get into shape and decide to enlist (say, after your forthcoming graduation), we'll even salute you right here on our blog.
Operation Yellow Elephant focuses on the present and future, not the past. Anyone can decide to do the right thing. Thanks again to Mr. Schuberth. And thanks to Doe for the update.