Tuesday, August 29, 2006
The Cafferty File: Iran's Nuclear Future
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:

Who do you think would win in a debate between President George Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Having heard the president of Iran speak before, a debate between him and President Bush would be no contest at all... Whenever Bush shares the stage with a foreign dignitary, the comparison is an embarrassment to America.
Patricia, Gig Harbor, Washington

That's a tough question. The members of the Flat Earth Society used to regularly win debates against the scientific world who insisted that the earth was round... Winning a debate isn't about being right or wrong, it's about the skill of the debater and the bias of the audience. Of course, both George Bush and President Ahmadinejad claim to get their directions from God, so that should level the playing field a bit. Maybe a sword fight would be a better option. It would make better TV.
Michael, Redwood City, California

It would be a draw, between stupidity and ignorance. See if you can guess which is which.
Richard, Largo, Florida

The president of Iran has a far greater grasp of world affairs. All one needs to do is watch the recent Mike Wallace interview on 60 Minutes to realize that Ahmadinejad has a far greater grasp of the value of diplomacy.
Gerard, Furlong, Pennsylvania

One year later, what's the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina?

The legacy of Katrina is forever knowing we failed so many people in the stricken areas in their time of need... while we continue to "quickly" help rebuild areas outside of the United States within months.
Sandra, Elko, Nevada

It seems to me that the federal government, especially Congress, has not learned anything from the Katrina disaster. Despite the fact that it is the year anniversary of this tragedy, not long ago Congress was wasting time and money voting on pointless issues such as gay marriage and flag burning. I wish the representatives we elect would use our tax dollars to fix the bureaucratic problems of this country instead of trying to fire up their bases with hot button issues.
Laura, Newark, Delaware

The lasting legacy: Don't rely on government at any level to help you with anything.
Johnny, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

What a difference a year makes. No more people standing on roof tops waiting to be saved. FEMA trailers on standby in Arkansas. Some of the best excuses waiting to be used. A contingency plan, outlining how to blame someone else and look sincere doing it.
David, Natchez, Mississippi

Does a single senator have the right to keep 2.5 trillion dollars in government contracts secret from the public?

If there were ever a line in the sand over Senate rules of procedure, this has to be it. Unfortunately, if the American people don't rise up in indignation, this kind of thing will continue.
R.

This is not democracy nor is it senatorial courtesy; it is dictatorship. The Senate leaders of both parties should jointly sponsor an immediate vote to change the rules to prevent such obstructionism.
William, Alexandria, Virginia

My vote is for Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. He probably wanted another bridge to nowhere.
Walter Slaven, Arlington, Texas
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 8/29/2006 07:15:00 PM ET | Permalink
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