Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The Cafferty File: Parliament present?
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 can there be progress in Iraq when most parliament members don't show up for work?

Wait, there is progress in Iraq? We tried to model the new Iraqi government after ours, so in that sense it's working. Our current officials don't do anything either. Even when they do physically show up.
Jason, New York

Why should the parliament care about progress in Iraq? They have our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters over there doing it for them and doing so at much less than $120,000/yr. I guess they will start to care when we have no one else to send over there.
Barbara

Per chance the Green Zone is not as safe as advertised?
Drew, Fairfax, Virginia

The Iraqi government is really just a puppet government; elections under occupation and boycotted by a substantial number of Iraqis are meaningless. The Iraqi government has almost no popular support. Since what they do has no real meaning, they might as well not be there.
Jim

What does it mean that Senator John McCain starts criticizing Vice President Cheney for the "mishandled" war in Iraq?

McCain is showing his true colors. I think every independent voter that may have supported McCain in the past now sees that he will do whatever it takes to get elected.
Rob, Columbia, South Carolina

What it means is that John McCain is running for President and criticizing Vice President Cheney's conduct of the war is a sure fire way to get publicity on how he intends to conduct the war if elected.
Verben, Terrell, Texas

What does it mean when McCain criticizes V.P. Cheney for mishandling the war? It means that Sen. Flip-Flop McCain is verifying who is really in charge.
Diane, New York

What impact would state resolutions to impeach the president and vice president have?

Most likely none. This administration hasn't shown any interest in the opinions of the American people. Symbolic (or non-binding) gestures fall on deaf ears. If the legal options don't have teeth, they aren't worth pursuing.
Peny, Oxford, Pennsylvania

If more states follow suit, maybe Congress will have the backbone to take action on impeachment.
Frank, Dayton, Ohio

It would be my hope that these resolutions would wake up Congress and shame it into doing its job. This would be the ultimate in oversight that is long overdue.
Jo, Omaha, Nebraska

As unpopular as the present duo is, impeachment would be worse than keeping them in office. People all over the world would lose even more respect for us, and the terrorists would laugh so hard that their caves might fall in on them. Come to think of it, maybe impeachment isn't such a bad idea after all.
Jim, Cleveland, Ohio
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 1/24/2007 05:39:00 PM ET | Permalink
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