Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Cafferty File: Who to believe?
On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following question, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Who do you believe when it comes to the death toll of Iraqi civilians, MIT and Johns Hopkins or the Bush administration?

I would tend to believe MIT and Johns Hopkins. So far, this administration has not instilled any confidence with the facts it dispenses to the public about the war in Iraq. I hope this will change after November.
John, Barboursville, Virginia

Jack, I don't believe either of them. The Bush administration would never, under any circumstances, admit that there are more deaths than they've reported no matter what the total. And I have no idea what or who motivated MIT and Johns Hopkins to perform the study. The timing of the release casts a political shadow over it.
George, Newark, Delaware

Pshaw! I believe the scientists. I no longer believe a single word that anyone in the Bush administration says.
Rhondda, Kansas City, Missouri

The answer is simple. I don't believe one or the other. In a world of spin and mistrust, they are probably both over or understating the facts. I bet we will never know the real death toll.
Wayne, Corpus Christi, Texas

Get real Mr. Cafferty! Why even ask that question. President Bush has misled the public at every turn since the war began. This may be due to misinformation or sheer ignorance, but the effect is the same. My money is on MIT and John Hopkins, whatever the issue of the day may be.
Bob, Sedalia, Missouri
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 10/11/2006 07:40:00 PM ET | Permalink
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