Thursday, May 10, 2007
Cafferty: Who has a say on Iraq?
WATCH "The Cafferty File": General outrage?.

Who should ultimately decide how long U.S. troops stay in Iraq?
Jack, Didn't the American people decide how long U.S. troops should be in Iraq last November?
-Bruce, Pullman, Washington

If the parliament in Iraq votes to ask us to go home, we should get our people back here as fast as we went there. -Bob, Sitka, Alaska

Who should ultimately decide how long U.S. troops stay in Iraq? It is Bush's war... For credit or blame, so Bush gets to decide. If you guys in the media would start referring to it as "Bush's war," it might end sooner. -Alexander, New York

It's obviously not the people of either democratic country as 60-70% of Americans and Iraqis desire U.S. troops return home. That leaves the wildly unpopular decision makers in both countries in charge. When's the next election? -Alan, San Angelo, Texas

In the absence of enforcement of the nation's immigration laws by the federal government, is Oklahoma right to crack down on its own?
Somebody has to take the lead in addressing this issue with legislation. Even if the laws are overturned by the Supreme Court, these actions force a dialogue, as well as being an earnest attempt to actually address the issue in a practical manner. -Eric, St. Louis, Missouri

Congratulations to Oklahoma for having the courage and intelligence to deal with illegal immigration. It is what it is: "illegal." It doesn't take brains to deal with this, just simply guts. Are you listening Ottawa and Washington? Open borders are a danger to everyone and they threaten the safety and security of everyone. -Guy, Ontario

Yes, yes. Finally, a ray of hope in a sea of federal apathy. -Marie

Oklahoma is only doing what the federal government refuses to do. Enforce the laws. Every state in the union should follow Oklahoma's lead. -Evelyn, Spanish Fork, Utah

How long will the U.S. allow President Bush to dictate policy unilaterally on the war in Iraq?
The country already elected a Democratic Congress. I don't know what more we as a nation can do to express our want for change. I guess it is up to the president to decide whether or not he cares about the people who elected him. -Megan, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

No longer. Congress has finally tepidly stepped up to its constitutional obligation as an equal branch of government and is insisting that it be involved in the direction of the Iraq war.
-Tom, Easton, Pennsylvania

Congress is making noises but not progress. I do hope Congress realizes that every day that the U.S. stays in Iraq and our troops die, any hope of reelection is decreased. -Martin, Missoula, Montana

Jack, The American public will let the president do what he wants for as long as he wants. Now, if he started dictating the goings on of American Idol, then the American public would stand up and be outraged. -Michael, Atlanta, Georgia
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 5/10/2007 05:41:00 PM ET | Permalink
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