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:Why is the Justice Department suddenly concerned about the legality of the National Security Agency program?
Perhaps I am being cynical but the "investigation" would give them cover so that they could actually get their stories straight amongst themselves before a real congressional investigation is initiated.Jim, Atlanta, Georgia
They knew it wasn't legal but now will not have the Republican majority to cover their lawless butts.Ivory, Houston, Texas
This is nothing more than a smokescreen. The Congress needs to hold hearings with administration personnel under oath to get to the bottom of all this. And I hope they do it in January.Tony, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Suddenly, the persons who will be subpoenaed to publicly testify about their actions concerning this illegal eavesdropping program can hear the approach of heavy footsteps. The rats are abandoning the ship.W.W., Magnolia, Texas
Is the Christian right losing its edge?
I believe the Christian right is realizing that they have been taken advantage of for purely political reasons. I think they realize that certain Christian values are neither right nor left, and on some issues the left might be more in tune with their views and on other issues the right might provide a better fit.Matt, Little Rock, Arkansas
The "edge" was the help they gave Republicans in taking control of government so they could give big business and the wealthy what they want. Without the GOP rubber stamp in Congress, the Christian right may now receive confirmation that its agenda was never really all that important to the big business Republicans after all. They were used.Barry, El Cajon, California
Ever since the evangelical empire hijacked the Republican Party both have become losers. Lost their touch? How about lost their direction, their purpose, their minds and their ideals.Toni, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jack, from your mouth to God's ears!Leah, New York, New York What does it mean for U.S. troops when the rest of the coalition starts to leave Iraq?
It means that other leaders care about their troops. Ultimately, it means that we will go it alone because our "leader" is too stubborn to admit his colossal mistake.
Claudia, Savannah, Georgia
It means that President Bush is in denial, and our troops are left to fend for themselves. He is the only one who thinks our troops should stay in Iraq in the middle of a civil war.
Sue, West Hartford, Connecticut
To call it a coalition, when we make up 95% of the force, is a joke. It's a term used by this administration to disguise the true unilateral make-up of the force. The only effect will be to strip the false name from the force, and call it like it is.
Phil, Ludlow, Vermont
Sadly, it means that no longer will U.S. troops be able to trade "Meals Ready to Eat" for those tasty British banger sausages. (Send tabasco sauce immediately!)
Andy, Fairfax, Virginia