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"?