Just. Ask. Us.
Today Senator McCain spoke in Pensacola, FL to deliver another speech for his "Service to America" tour. He made several references to the current troop levels being inadequate to meet the current Military objectives.
"We must increase the size of our military, and much more so than we have done to date. It is an urgent priority.''
"I want every American to know that, despite its attendant risks and sacrifices, military service even for one or two enlistments or for a career is one of the most rewarding experiences you could ever have. Few other occupations so completely invest your life with personal and even historic importance.''
"Had we begun to do it right after 9/11 -- as we realized that we were now in a global struggle against a malicious enemy, or as we embarked on two wars, or even when it became clear to many of us that our flawed strategy and inadequate troop levels in Iraq were going to result in that conflict lasting far longer than anticipated -- we would not be in the situation we are in now.''
OYE Comment: At the time of this post we were unable to find the full transcript of Senator McCain's speech. From the many news organizations that covered today's event we did not find a single sentence where the likely Republican presidential nominee specifically asked the eligible to Be A Man! Enlist!
OYE believes that alluding to the present Military personnel shortages is not enough in this time of 15 month deployments, stop-loss, and multiple combat tours. We hope you will join us in asking Senator McCain to show the type of leadership he learned as a Navy/Vietnam War Veteran by encouraging those eligible to at least consider Military service to Our Country. Operation Yellow Elephant is NOT proud of the fact that we are the only organization or persons that ask Americans to step forward.