Friday, November 04, 2005

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.

4 Comments:

At 09 November, 2005 16:26, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Methinks I see the remnants of a riding crop lashing from the hand of General JC Christian, Patriot.

"Political opponent." (snark) Get over yourself, you bloated fuck. You're in college. The only opponents you have is during the frat house beer chugging contest.

 
At 10 November, 2005 12:28, Blogger Aaron Kinney said...

LOL! I really want that stuffed Turkey to get some balls and decide to serve. I wonder why he doesnt enlist? Does he not think hes worthy of the "respect" he holds for other soldiers himself?

 
At 10 November, 2005 12:30, Blogger Karl said...

Well, he'll have to lose some weight, first.

But let's give him a positive message this time. I'll work on a posting and, The General-style, include his e-mail address.

'Great idea, Aaron.

 
At 10 November, 2005 17:01, Blogger markg8 said...

Man I gotta tell ya I haven't heard such a heartfelt apology since Terrell Owens said he was really, really sorry to the Donovan McNabb. But read it closely:

"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."

He mentions no particular country and specifically respects any soldier with ANY political beliefs as long as he/she takes up arms to defend his/her country. As we now know there aren't any Americans in Iraq defending Portland Maine or Oregon for that matter. That justification went out the window with the Deulfer report. There were no WMDs. According to the administration we're now there to protect the nascent Iraqi democracy regardless of the fact that most Iraqis would rather we didn't. The only people who could remotely be said to be taking up arms to defend their country are in Iraq are Iraqis - as misguided as they may be - who attack coalition forces. Is Mr. Schuberth just a useful tool of the insurgency or an active supporter? Inquiring minds want to know.

 

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