Sunday, November 13, 2005

Yellow Elephants in their Own Words

Best-selling conservative author Dinesh D'Souza said November 12 that the war in Iraq will be won or lost not on the ground but in the minds of Americans.

Speaking at a Young America's Foundation gathering, D'Souza said a leftist political "insurgency" is under way to sap the fighting will of Americans, and he urged young Republicans to push back.

Here are the Yellow Elephants themselves:

Responding to liberal critics of young Republicans, who in recent months have questioned how college-age conservatives can support the war but not themselves fight it, several conference participants said that personally enlisting in the military is not necessary.

"There are people who are soldiers," said Clinton Brimhall, 18, a student at Brigham Young University. "That is their talent. I'd be a bad fighter."

Mark Philibosian, 19, of Pt. Loma Nazarene University, said "the military is not for everyone" He went on to say that a big part of supporting the troops is making sure they and their families know that people here love them. "If there was a draft, because the country would be in need, I would go for sure."

Well, Mark, I guess that the Army missing its recruiting quota isn't enough evidence of the country being "in need"?


At 13 November, 2005 11:05, Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

What I see is the success of the Vietnam strategy of blaming our failure on war protesters and flag burners and Jane Fonda. They're still selling the idea that an enemy is an enemy because the President says so and that to question is to aid that enemy. In other words Freedom is about obedience without question and Democracy is the enemy of Freedom.

A "no exemptions" draft might just end this war in a day.

At 13 November, 2005 11:16, Blogger Kriscinda said...

The College Replubicans on my campus don't feel the need to serve either:

At 14 November, 2005 05:25, Blogger StefanMuc said...

leftist political "insurgency"
Wow impressive, now that they realize they've lost their war, they
are looking for someone to blame their mistakes on. Cowards.

At 14 November, 2005 06:53, Blogger phinky said...

I wish those recruiters would emphasize the on the job training they would get in the Army. Oh wait, they don't talk to recruiters that would be beneath them. For all their talk about loving and supporting the soldiers and their families, I wonder if any of the Yellow Elephants actually know anyone in the military.

At 15 November, 2005 12:01, Blogger Josh said...

All I will ever see when Dinesh D'Souza speaks is the look on his face when Stanley Fish eviscerated him in front of a mixed crowd when they debated social policy in the United States. Pick up Fish's "There's No Such Thing as Free Speech" at the library and you'll see just how easily a conservative can be hog-tied by his own absurd worldview.

At 16 November, 2005 10:25, Blogger ed sharp said...

Not everyone in today's modern military is a combatant. I'm sure they can be a cook or a mechanic or a truck driver if they don't think they are a fighter. Don't let that be an excuse.

At 17 November, 2005 12:13, Blogger Blogenfreude said...

I'd be a bad fighter.
Can't you drive you little wimp? Drive Army trucks on that road between the Green Zone and the airport. Get off your fat Republican ass.


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