It's Time to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Operation Yellow Elephant supports ongoing efforts to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as the best immediately available way to enhance military readiness. Momentum to "Lift the Ban" is growing, especially given the estimated 58 Arabic linguists discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" since 9/11/2001.
Political Yellow Elephants lack the courage to do the political right thing, which means asking other people to do the right thing themselves. Personal credibility [e.g., military service] can help, but true leadership is necessary. Here's three ways political Yellow Elephants hurt America:
(1) They are afraid to encourage those eligible to serve who support the war to Be A Man! Enlist!, because they don't want to ask anyone to sacrifice anything, even by volunteering to do so;
(2) They are afraid to support repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," even though a dozen real gay and lesbian veterans are now suing in Federal Court in Boston to return to the Global War on Terrorism. OK, so you are not personally interested in serving, but how can you tell real veterans that their service was a mistake? Seriously.
(3) Nobody, except for Operation Yellow Elephant, is even encouraging heterosexuals to Be A Man! Enlist! Here's the proof: DraftHeterosexuals.com
It's clearly up to the leadership of the Republican Party to show some backbone. The absolute minimum requirement is supporting the right to serve of every qualified volunteer patriotic Real American our military needs.
And that's not limited to heterosexuals.