Thursday, December 21, 2006
The Cafferty File: Warning to Iran?
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:

How do you think Iran would react to a buildup of U.S. and British military forces in the Persian Gulf?

Jack, It looks like President Bush is just gearing up for his next war: Iran. He's acting like Iran needs to be put down just like Iraq did, but we all saw how that turned out.
Charlie, Pasadena, California

About the same as the United States would react to a build up of Chinese and Russian military forces in the Gulf of Mexico.
Stephanie, Loganville, Georgia

Iran definitely will react to the buildup in Persian Gulf. They might not react in obvious ways but they will pay their terrorist friends to make sure those military guys don't get bored.
Aydin, California

Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger stole classified documents from the National Archives. What's the appropriate punishment?


Stealing classified documents from the National Archives gets a slap on the wrist and is considered trustworthy again after only three years? Wow. No wonder he obviously thought he could get away with it. If Berger likes picking through the trash so much, how about a month volunteering with DC's sanitation department?
Frank, LaFollette, Tennessee

The usual punishment for career politicians Jack: a slap on the wrist.
Michael, New York

Give Sandy Berger the Freedom Award... for declassifying single-handedly a few of the documents which probably shouldn't have been classified in the first place.
Barbara, Ellensburg, Washington

1. Permanent revocation of security clearance.
2. Prosecution and conviction of security violations leading to 10 years at hard labor at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary.
Nick, La Grande, Oregon

Should another $170 billion of taxpayer money be used to finance another year of war?

My wife and I are both soldiers in the Army, and I can tell you that the opinion in my household is that providing more money for this war is a crime. One hundred trillion dollars couldn't prevent the inevitable in Iraq. Regardless of the money spent, the same result will occur once U.S. troops leave.
Maro, Newark, Ohio

That amount of money should be used to feed and clothe the homeless, hungry and poverty stricken residents of the U.S... oh, and decent, affordable health care at home wouldn't hurt either. Whatever happened to helping the displaced, ill-fallen, devastated residents of Louisiana? Does anyone in our government remember Katrina?
Alison, Newport Beach, California

Yes, spend the money on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have lost almost 3,000 Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan during 3 years of "acknowledged" war. We lost almost 3,000 Americans in one day, September 11, 2001, because this country would not take the war to the enemy. I prefer not to wait for them to come here again. We must succeed; our destruction is the alternative.
Cynthia, Cincinnati, Ohio

No more money for the Iraq war until there is a plan which provides some possibility of a conclusion of our presence there.
Joe, Milton, Delaware
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 12/21/2006 05:41:00 PM ET | Permalink
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