Thursday, September 28, 2006
The Cafferty File: Iraq police academy, a disaster?
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:

What does it mean if the U.S. project to build the largest police academy in Iraq is being called a "disaster"?

It means that everything that is being said about the Republican led government funneling our country's Treasury into special interest corporations, like Halliburton, is all true. How could the Best country on the planet have sunk so low?
Chuck, Seattle, Washington

I have a son preparing to join the military right now. As weeks go by, there is more and more distressing news about Iraq that I am very close to persuading him to re-think his decision.
Ron, Flemington, New Jersey

It means the architect and builder will probably get the Medal of Freedom.
Jeanne, Canton, Connecticut

Jack, the Iraqi police academy shows that the U.S. government uses the same tactics in other countries that they do here at home: throw money at a problem and hope it can work itself out. The list of examples is long and detailed, such as the border fence, homeland security, no child left behind, etc. Instead of accountability and oversight, we use money and posturing.
Brian, Fenton, Michigan

Why are married people more likely to vote Republican, and those who've never been married more likely to vote Democrat?

The obvious answer is that people lose there minds when they get married! The more thoughtful answer is that when you get married and you have kids you don't have time to see what's going on around you except soccer games, planned play dates, and working two jobs to make ends meet. When you awaken from this daze you realize that the US went to war and you missed it!
Stephen

Married people have already made one giant mistake. Why not inflict the pain and nausea of making another bad decision, this time for the rest of America, by voting for the GOP?
Dave, Gainesville, Florida

Simple. Unmarried people are smarter. (Having gotten myself into and then out of that trap three times, being now a dedicated single, I am an expert on the subject.)
Bonnie, Clinton, New York

As a single, Democratic woman living in New York City, I place a high value on my freedom of choice - and I'm not necessarily talking about abortion rights. I also believe that anyone who has had kids wants to inflict the pain on others and so tends towards the Republican side of things.
Debbie

How would you react if President Bush said about Iraq: "I will not withdraw even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me"?

President Bush has totally lost touch with the American people. How can he expect support for himself and for his party if he won't even listen to the majority of Americans when it comes to Iraq?
Quinn

At least you need to give him credit for sticking to his guns... I really think he believes that he is doing the right thing. Too bad we just didn't do it better.
Kim, Alexandria, Virginia

This is a true indicator of the isolation and belief in an imperial presidency demonstrated by this administration. Bush actually believes he can do no wrong and no one can do anything to call him to account for his behavior.
Paul, Lancaster, California

Jack, Laura might back Bush on staying in Iraq along with the stupid do-nothing Republicans in Congress, but Barney is smarter than that.
D., Columbia, Missouri

I was under the impression Laura and Barney were the only ones left supporting him.
Karla, Caledonia, Michigan
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 9/28/2006 05:44:00 PM ET | Permalink
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