Iraq Veteran Endorses Operation Yellow Elephant
Iraq Vet John Bruhns blogs on HuffingtonPost, and he's joined with Operation Yellow Elephant to acknowledge the bipartisan nature of political power in Washington. It's both the Democratic and Republican parties that have a national leadership responsibility to our nation.
Although this blog has not taken a position on current conflicts, we cannot help but notice that the U.S. will remain significantly engaged militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan on and after January 20, 2009, when our new President takes office.
Don't forget: Those who hope to lead the American people, from either side of the aisle as well as in the center, must act like leaders now. We welcome feedback from supporters of all candidates that addresses our topic: military recruiting, civil-military relations and the obligations of our future leaders to set a good example for the rest of us.
Let's put it this way: You want to be Our President. However, if you cannot urge your own supporters and campaign contributors to encourage their eligible* relatives and friends, their circles of influence, to volunteer for military service, or, even better, to volunteer themselves (if eligible*), how can you possibly lead our nation to a successful outcome of the Global War on Terrorism - that you will inherit on January 20, 2009 - in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere?
* - Healthy heterosexuals 41-or-under.