Dialogue with the Young Republicans
It may be difficult for them to believe, but here goes:
Operation Yellow Elephant and the Young Republicans are actually on the same side.
We want Our Country, led by Our President, to succeed. We assume that the Young Republicans also want Our Country, led by Our President, to succeed.
We think that one way to help this process is to encourage those eligible to serve who support what Our Country is doing through military action overseas at least to consider volunteering for military service. They will add credibility to their position in favor of the war through disclosure of the results of their deliberations.
Otherwise, you get callers labeling, say, Matthew Continetti a coward.
Whenever we identify credible College or Young Republicans, we praise them. Some commenters have identified for us a large number of Young Republicans with military experience, past and present. We have praised them as well. Why? Because they deserve praise for having the courage of their convictions, and because it's the right thing to do for America. And we thank those not eligible to serve for stepping forward.
But let's be honest: Our Army needs good people, and not all College and Young Republicans, eligible to serve, who support the war, have considered volunteering. We're asking them to do so, as their patriotic duty, and because we see them as future national leaders with the responsibility to set a good example for the rest of us.
That's why we asked the Young Republicans with military experience attending YRNC2007 to encourage non-veteran, but eligible, YRs who support the war to consider volunteering. We hope that they did, and welcome any specific information to this effect.