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 big a threat does China pose to the U.S.?
Schools need to start requiring the teaching of the Chinese language. All not in school need to start learning it. That's how serious it is.Steve, Alabama
Two reasons China isn't a threat. China's ownership of our currency means they have faith in the resiliency of our economy and currency. Furthermore, our mass consumption of Chinese exports drives their economy. Put simply, the U.S. is a good bet to thrive and consume.Geoff, Detroit, Michigan
China will shape the 21st century. They will be only as much of a threat to us as we make them. America must put pressure on China on issues like human rights and Taiwan, but we must deal with them as equals or face their opposition at every turn. If we decide to be belligerently uncooperative, we can look forward to the demise of American influence within the next 100 years.Corey, Nashville, TennesseeWhy would the Bush administration suddenly fire a bunch of federal prosecutors?
They would fire the prosecutors if the administration had broken the law, had eviscerated and violated the Constitution, or acted against the interests and safety of Americans, which is punishable by impeachment.Bruce
Pres. Bush would fire a bunch of federal prosecutors because they don't tow his line or he's afraid of being investigated and brought to trial like he ought to be.Robert, Bakersfield, California
In poker, it's called stacking the deck for the deal, Jack. They want to make sure they have all the "right cards" lined up for the legal challenges ahead of them.Kate, Federal Way, WashingtonShould spanking your kids be illegal?
Define spanking: A swift stinging slap to the bottom or a pinch to the arm to put them in line is fine. What are you going to use? Positive reinforcement, psychology and reason? If you don't agree then take care of my 4-year-old and 2-year-old boys and see how they change your mind. Derek, Coral Gables, Florida
My parents spanked my butt when I got obnoxious and unruly and I think I am a better person for it. Just look at the obnoxious kids in stores and on the streets nowadays. No discipline at all. It is my bet George W. didn't get his butt cracked, ever, and look how he turned out.Richard, Hawaii
What's next? When will it be illegal to yell at your kids? When we outlaw spanking we are welcoming a generation of brats who think they can get away with anything.Kevin, Wayne, New Jersey
Jack, My first child (a daughter) was spanked regularly while I was in an unhappy marriage. I got divorced, and never spanked the last two. They have much more self confidence. Striking someone you love detracts from both the hitter and the receiver.Dave, Florida