Friday, October 27, 2006
The Cafferty File: A no-brainer?
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 when Vice President Cheney says dunking terror suspects in water is a "no-brainer"?

This is consistent with the administration's stance that torture is not only acceptable, but now thanks to our legislators who are afraid of being labeled soft, legal. Cheney's slip only confirms the ascent of this philosophy into the mainstream.
Larry, Lindenhurst, Illinois

Any interrogation techniques that work against terrorists are a "no-brainer." We are not at war against the government of another country. I don't think the Geneva Conventions should apply when dealing with terrorists. Do the terrorists apply the Geneva Conventions when they behead the infidels?
Gene, Sedona, Arizona

When Vice President Cheney says dunking terror suspects in water is a "no-brainer," it means that as a nation under the Bush-Cheney administration, we have degenerated into a people who both approve of and engage in the barbaric and immoral act of torturing others.
Jeanne, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Jack, How about dunking presidents and vice presidents in truth serum?
Pete, Pennsylvania

Mexican leaders say the border fence is an "embarrassment" and "deplorable." How much do their opinions matter?

If we can fence our yards for security and privacy, we surely should be able to fence our country for the same reasons. After all, this is OUR country. What Mexico says is irrelevant.
Kathie, Missouri

No, Jack it doesn't matter what the Mexican politicians say about our building a fence on our borders. I just wish Pres. Bush would stop playing politics (fat chance) with it and fund a reasonably robust, high-tech border barrier. So far, the fence looks like something my Doberman pinscher can climb!
Roger, Virginia

Mexican leaders deplore the building of a wall because it will cut off their safety valve. They have been able to exploit and ignore their own people in order to enrich themselves because the exploited could always go to the U.S. Closed borders will probably lead to a revolution in Mexico. They need one.
Miles, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mexican leaders' opinions about anything related to my country remind me of how urgent it is to insist our Congress fund our fence project and get it built as soon as possible.
Lavon, Bedford, Texas

When it comes to the upcoming midterm elections, where would you put your money?

I would put my money on most incumbents losing, whichever party they belong to. The do-nothing Congress should all be removed, just to show our dissatisfaction.
Richard, Huntley, Ill.

Under my mattress. With our choices in either party, it is the only safe bet.
J.R., New York

Sorry, Jack. I do not have any money left to put on anything. I am what used to be called American middle class.
Paul, Park City, Utah

Sorry Jack, they already got my money, but I'm voting to throw the rats out no matter what party they are hiding behind.
Roger, Dallas, Texas

Jack, you can't argue with success. I'm putting my money on Diebold.
Mary, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Jack, Few baseball fans would have bet on the slumping Cardinals in post-season play. Now they are about to win the World Series. Does anyone really think the GOP is going to lose power in both houses? I wouldn't bet on it.
Ralph, Leeds, Utah
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 10/27/2006 05:41:00 PM ET | Permalink
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