Does Senator Cornyn Really Care about Military Recruiters?
The Houston Chronicle recently reported on an alarming number of suicides among Houston-based Army recruiters, most recent combat vets. Here's how Senator John Cornyn [R-TX] reacted:
Following inquiries by the Houston Chronicle on the suicides, Texas Sen. John Cornyn sent a letter Thursday to the secretary of the Army, asking for a briefing on the ongoing investigation and on the policy of returning soldiers from combat and reassigning them to a recruiting office.OYE Comment:
"I am very concerned about this apparent trend within the Houston-based recruiting battalion, and I believe the situation requires your leadership and oversight to ensure the proper actions are taken and safeguards put in place to protect our troops," Cornyn wrote.
We certainly appreciate Senator Cornyn's concern about this issue. However, we cannot help but notice that, according to his website, it does not appear that the Senator has tried to help the recruiters make their mission.
That is, has Senator Cornyn, who strongly supports what President Bush and, indeed, our nation, are trying to accomplish through military force in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, urged his eligible-to-serve* constituents, who agree with him, actually to consider volunteering for military service?
We welcome any response from Senator Cornyn's office, showing any public statement urging real American Texans, to include legal immigrants, to Be A Man! Enlist!
* Healthy heterosexuals 41-or-under.