"The Cafferty File": The war & the veto
.Do any of the presidential candidates have anything in common with the average American?
I read in Men's Vogue that before Obama signed his contract for "The Audacity of Hope,” he didn't make much money. My impression is that he has spent more of his life in the middle class. -Jon
Chill out, Jack. Of course presidential candidates fly on private planes. They are running for president for God's sake! -Donovan, Baltimore, Maryland
Both major political parties are worthless, stamped and owned by the lobbyists crawling around the halls of government. Only thing they have in common with most Americans is the air we breathe. -Tom, Hot Springs, South Dakota
Well, Jack, let's see... I'm a recently divorced, bankrupt, disabled woman on a fixed income who cuts her own hair to save money. Let me think about that for a day or two. -Cheryl, Denver, Colorado
No, but some of them used to, and they may understand the concept of "two Americas." -Danton, Hamilton, New Jersey
When I struggle to contribute $50 each time I can and think it takes 8 times to equate one single hair cut, my blood boils. -Lan, Miami, FloridaWhat does it mean when an active-duty Army officer accuses America’s generals of "repeating the mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq"?
What it does mean is that the level of frustration is so high, and dysfunction so rife, that this man is willing to risk his job to tell the American people. Bravo. -Mike, Boston, Massachusetts
Almost any Vietnam vet will acknowledge the fact that most generals didn't know what the hell was going on and they were listening to the jerks in Washington (Defense Secy. and others) and those that never served a day in a combat zone. Iraq is another Vietnam, like it or not. -Jesse, Valdosta, Georgia
It simply means he's fighting for what he believes in, freedom of speech. -Brenda, Canton, Ohio
The colonel is laying groundwork for the neocons and the White House to deny responsibility for the disaster of Iraq. Blame the generals. He can look forward to a promising political career. Who cares about a military career? -James, Allentown, Pennsylvania