Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The Cafferty File: Diplomacy: no deal
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Was the United States right to balk at a cease-fire in the Middle East?

I've always been a proud American, but our country seems to have thrown away its moral compass. The conduct of Ms. Rice in Rome was despicable as more and more innocent Lebanese die because of the blank check and the weapons of war we give Israel. And we wonder why we're hated so!
Ralph, Plantsville, Connecticut

Cease-fire agreement? Is that what you call it? Looked more like Hezbollah was asking for a time-out to reorganize its missiles and troops. This entire problem is that Lebanon has a weak central government that cannot keep Hezbollah in check.
Lance, Lexington, Kentucky

I know if we had missiles coming in from Mexico we would not have a cease-fire until the threat of missiles being fired at us again was stopped. Israel is defending itself and has a right to stop Hezbollah from firing missiles into their cities.
William, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

If Ms. Rice thinks that a military campaign alone is capable of disarming a terrorist organization, the whole country of Lebanon will be destroyed before that is the case. After a certain amount of hostilities there is a time for reasonable, civilized peoples to come to the discussion table to resolve their differences.
Omar, Richmond, Virginia

How should the Bush Administration proceed when it comes to terror suspects?

If 9/11 continues to shred our own Constitution, as well as international constitutions, then it doesn't matter what we do anymore, the terrorists have already won.
Rich, Waterford, Connecticut

If we are fighting a war with people who have no rules of war then we are the idiots to play with rules.
Axxel, New Jersey

This shouldn't even be a question. We are a nation of laws. They should be afforded every right the Geneva Conventions give them. Let's not start down that slippery slope of denying rights to just a few people. Where will it lead?
Donald, Highland, California

Where do you think the "frontline" in the war on terror is?

I think that the "front line" in the war on terror is here at home. Until we can start to take responsibility for the consequences of our actions nothing will change.
Lily, Marietta, Georgia

I think most people in America would agree that the frontline of the war on terror is in the Middle East. I think President Bush had it right with his assessment of the axis of evil and taking the fight to them on their soil. As for all those liberals who don't agree with the president, perhaps they won't be happy until the frontline becomes the shores of America. I wonder what their assessment of the war on terror would be then.
Ed, Medford, New Jersey

The frontline on the war on terror is the entire world. Hasn't anybody noticed that every war being waged around the world today is being waged by militant Islamic groups? They are at war with the whole world, and Israel is the only country with the courage to confront them!
Maria, McAllen, Texas

The frontline is in the hearts of the Palestinians and the hearts of Israelis. Missiles only harden these hearts and further terror in a future generation of both Israelis and Palestinians.
Eugenia, Madison, Wisconsin

The frontline of the war on terror lies in the living rooms of those of us who have family members on the frontline in Iraq and Afghanistan!
Ginette, Danville, Indiana
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 7/26/2006 07:50:00 PM ET | Permalink
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