President Bush, Thank Operation Yellow Elephant
Operation Yellow Elephant salutes Michigan State University College Republicans second vice chairman David Coogan for the following announcement: [scroll down to the third item]
"Apparently, I've been outed . . . as a chicken hawk, a yellow elephant, a gutless College Republican who supports the war in Iraq but is not serving in it. . . . [standard chickenhawk talking points not included here]
Mr. Olson does not know me or my situation. If Mr. Olson had taken the time to inquire, he would have found out that I'm currently in the process of applying for the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. If accepted, I will be trained at Quantico, VA and serve as an officer for three years."
Because Mr. Coogan declined further comment to OYE re the timing, we credit our Letter to the Editor of the campus newspaper for helping Mr. Coogan to find the strength to match his courage with his convictions.
Operation Yellow Elephant thanks Mr. Coogan for his decision to serve our country in uniform and wishes him all the best.