Monday, June 25, 2007
Cafferty: Kids & suicide bombs?
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How do you fight an enemy like the Taliban if they're willing to use 6-year-old children as suicide bombers?
Jack, You fight them by hunting down the perpetrators and delivering them to the Afghan government. You prevent this stuff by allowing these people to govern themselves. If not for our meddling in the region, many of these atrocities wouldn't be occurring. It happened in Vietnam during our war there. Today in Vietnam, there are no children carrying bombs. Why? Because we are not there causing that kind of desperation. This will go on in Iraq and Afghanistan until we leave them to govern themselves. -Seth, Bothell, Washington

I've said it before and I'll say it again. We should have stayed in Afghanistan and finished the job and kept our nose out of Iraq. If that had happened then just maybe today you would be looking for a topic to discuss other than the mess in the Middle East. -Mary, Duluth, Georgia

Why the surprised look, Jack? Our enemy has been using children and women as shields whenever they fire on our guys for years. The moment we fire back at our enemy, you can't wait to report how the Americans are killing "innocent" women and children, hoping to sway antiwar sentiment here at home. -Paula, Kailua, Hawaii

Jack, To the Taliban, Hamas, Al-Qaeda and the rest of the self proclaimed "holy warriors" I have only one thing to say: There isn't a pit deep enough in hell for you, sending 6-year-old children to fight for you. There will be though; they just haven't finished digging it yet. -Jim, Queensbury, New York

What does it mean if state lawmakers submitted more than a thousand immigration bills this year?
It means that state legislators are anxious to do the work that their counterparts in D.C. are unwilling to do. D.C. pols are trying to force this amnesty bill on the American public and are out of step with their constituency. -Jim, Glenolden, Pennsylvania

This is exactly what states are for. This is the genius of our system. Instead of commenting that government cannot deal with immigration, the correct response is when the federal government is divided, individual states govern their populations according to the wishes of that state.
-Joe, Fairfield, Ohio

Jack, It is clear that the American people are taking back their power from a federal government that has become self -serving corporate pawns. We were founded as a republic and the states should invoke the constitutional rights to govern themselves. -Jim, Orlando, Florida

State lawmakers are closer to the electorate. Congressional lawmakers are closer to the lobbyists. You figure it out. Illegal immigration is a: smoking gun, time bomb, and a third rail for out of touch senators and representatives. A great 2008 election is coming! -Jim, California

How likely is it America will do something radically different in the 2008 election?
We should do something radical in the 2008 election... We should elect an independent to be our next leader just to remind the good folks in the White House and Congress who actually run this country. -Lee, Fairfield, Iowa

Regardless of party affiliation or independence, I believe the vast majority of Americans would support a constitutional amendment to allow for a California-style executive branch recall. The next time we're stuck with a dumpster of garbage like we have now, we could tow them away and install a new president and veep and all the rest after a special election. -Daniel

Hi Jack, I am definitely an independent. There's very little distinction between parties anymore. Bush, a 'conservative' has put forth more big government than any Democrat I know. It is for this reason that I feel we are in desperate need of something different. Someone different. I'm putting my money on Ron Paul. -Tammy, Long Beach, New York

Despite all the horrors thrust upon the American people by this administration, we probably won’t do much more than fall back on the "Is he/she for or against abortion?" issue as the determining factor in how we cast our votes. We still have not learned our lesson. -Mark, Houston, Texas

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