Do Members of Congress Truly Care About Those in Uniform?

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) made headlines this week for criticizing Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. for his role in the National Security Agency spy scandal for weeks now. If the long-time senator truly wants to know more about the nation’s top intelligence official, he should read the copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO I sent to him.

LtrFromSenCarlLevin6-4-13Soon after it was published in early May, I forwarded a copy of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, to Senator Levin’s office on Capitol Hill. In a reply letter dated June 4, 203, Senator Levin thanked me for sending him a copy of the book, adding, “I appreciate you thinking of me.”

In reality, I wasn’t thinking of Senator Levin when I forwarded him a copy of my book. And I wasn’t thinking of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) — both of whom replied (see Congressman Smith’s letter and Senator Rubio’s Do-Not-Reply email message below) — or any of the other elected officials who received copies of the book because of their standing as members of the House and Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees.

LtrFromCongLamarSmith_6-3-13 Email Reply from SenMarcoRubio 6-4-13

When I sent copies of THE CLAPPER MEMO, I was thinking of the hundreds of Americans who’ve been wounded or killed during “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks in Afghanistan as a result of the flawed vetting process used to screen Afghan recruits before they’re allowed to serve alongside American and Coalition Forces personnel. I’m not holding my breath waiting for members of Congress to do anything productive, but I hold out hope that Americans will let them know they side with me on this matter.

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Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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