Friday, February 02, 2007
The Cafferty File: Spending splurge
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 could $245 billion for the war be better spent?

If we took just $1 billion and offered it as an award to the first company that could cure cancer or HIV, I bet we would see some action!
Scott, Baltimore, Maryland

Two words Jack: New Orleans. Have we forgotten about the people of New Orleans? Not a dime should leave this country until every American has been helped.
T.J.

Dear Jack, We have children going to school hungry every day, we have children without health care, we have elderly who have to choose between meds, food, or heat. I would strongly suggest we could better use the $245 billion to take care of our own. I am a proud daughter, mother and wife of military veterans, but Bush definitely has our priorities screwed up.
Bev, Washington

Gee, I can't think of anything, unless you count the stinking cesspool that was once New Orleans, or the wide open border where millions of who-knows-what kind of terrorists maybe pouring into the U.S., or the devastation in Florida, or, well, nothing here could be as important as Bush's war against terror, could it?
Bill, Dickson, Tennessee

Florida plans to do away with touch screen voting machines. Should other states do the same?

What's that Florida governor's name? He should be running for president I would vote for him. First piece of common sense that's come out of Florida in years.
Dennis

This is a good waste of money, to make sure that my most precious right as an American, the right to vote, is protected. If this works, you might even see a jump in political participation from the middle class once again.
Jose, Newark, New Jersey

They should be outlawed in all states. I want a paper trail. I want a printed receipt of my votes handed to me before I leave the polls so I can feel secure that my votes were registered correctly.
Deborah, Pleasant Lake, Indiana

Should dire intelligence estimates about the future of Iraq prevent the U.S. from withdrawing its troops?

I honestly do not think that we can do anything to prevent what is a long-standing blood feud. Historically, these domestic disputes eventually end when the various parties become sick of the bloodshed.
David, Crescent City, California

The stage is set for a Shia/Sunni civil war which will spread throughout the Middle East. I fear we are past the point of no return in this war and, sadly, keeping our troops there will only produce more U.S. casualties with no chance of influencing the long term outcome.
Ron, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Iraq has become all about Iran all of a sudden. If Iran defends Iraq's Shia, Syria and Saudi Arabia will defend Iraq's Sunni. They'll all be too busy killing each other to bother with Israel. We'll lose Middle East Oil but so what. It's time for a crash course in non-fossil fuel anyway.
Richard, Seattle, Washington
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 2/02/2007 05:33:00 PM ET | Permalink
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