Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The Cafferty File: More troops to Iraq?


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:

Will you support President Bush if he calls for an escalation of the war in Iraq?

If Bush goes through with sending more troops, even after the American people have plainly told him to bring them all back now, then I hope we start impeachment hearings by the end of Jan. What part of the midterm election did Bush miss?
Kathy, Bristol, Indiana

The White House's escalation of the war is simply a huge mistake, another Vietnam in the making. It took a while for the death toll in Vietnam to reach as high as it did, and it is doing the same in Iraq. It is obvious we have done more damage than good in Iraq, and we need to put a stop to it as soon as possible.
Christopher

Yes. I'm one of the few people who agree with the president. Due to the irresponsibility of Iran, we need to stay in Iraq. I want our weapons really close when they start the next war. Tighten your boot straps; it ain't over yet.
Michael, Manhattan Beach, California

The Democrats were elected to do something about this war. It is in Congress' power to decline funding the Iraq War as was how the Vietnam War came to an end. We can best support our troops by including only the funding needed for a gradual withdrawal and deny this administration the ability to escalate this confrontation and throw away even more of our sons' and daughters' lives for nothing.
Michael, McAllen, Texas

Jack, There is absolutely no evidence that escalating the U.S. troop presence will help make things better in Iraq. In fact, poll after poll show that the large majority of Iraqis believe the opposite. So who should we believe - the people who have never stopped lying to us from day one (i.e. our president and his handlers), or the people we are supposed to be saving?
Alan, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 1/03/2007 07:40:00 PM ET | Permalink
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