Message to Our Military: Thank You For Your Service
Some servicemembers and veterans have asked Operation Yellow Elephant whether they can comment on public issues in which they are not personally engaged. It appears that they may be thinking that Operation Yellow Elephant is insulting them or something. Well, we're not.
'Quite the contrary.
While Operation Yellow Elephant and its contributors hold a variety of opinions on the War in Iraq, we most certainly respect those, including servicemembers and veterans, with the courage of their convictions. Our message is not directed at you and you should take no offense.
Instead, Operation Yellow Elephant focuses on those who misuse and abuse the patriotism and dedication of our servicemembers and veterans for a cause that they support only if "other people" actually do the work. That's why we're highlighting the absence of the College Republicans and Young Republicans, as well as the entire Bush clan, from President Bush's "noble cause," because they have no excuse. None whatsoever.
If the cause is noble, they would be volunteering for military service. And if they're not even considering it, the cause itself cannot be noble for them.
Ka-ching! And q.e.d.