Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Cafferty: Supporting suicide bombers?


What does it mean if Muslims around the world are increasingly rejecting suicide bombings and Islamic extremism?
What the Pew Research poll tells us is if we focused more on Palestinian 70% unemployment in Gaza, lack of access to work because of Israeli actions, lack of decent living conditions, and gave them some hope for the future, it might make both the U.S, and Israel more secure. -David, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Since it is economic growth and stability causing the shift in thinking about suicide bombings, then we should send and extend more aid to those developing countries, and stop sending bombs and soldiers, which are some of the things creating more terrorists. -Anu

It means it's about damn time! It means fewer and fewer brainwashed young men will zealously trade their earthly lives for 72 virgins in the next. It means that reason just might, let's cross our fingers, give stupidity a run for its money. -Dave, Vancouver

Why is Newt Gingrich comparing the Republican presidential field to "pygmies" and trained seals?
Jack, it means the Newt is smarter than I'd ever given him credit for. The Republican primary campaign is an irrelevant sideshow in the march toward a Democratic replacement for the dead-duck Bush presidency. -John, San Diego, California

He should know. He's one himself. It looks like he's trying to distance himself from the GOP, to maybe run as an Independent when and if he announces his presidential bid. -Barbee, Utah

Because he is correct. Of course the same could be said about the top tier Dem. candidates. Options. Bill Richardson. Third party? -Dave, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Newt is a Republican, so of course he would use overly kind words to describe the Republican candidates. -Jim

What message does the $592 million U.S. Embassy in Baghdad send to the Iraqi people?
I think it says "Drop by and see our fancy building. It will take your mind off all your personal problems. You will be so impressed that you will forget all about the loss of family members, the fact that you have hungry kids at home, and that few of you will see any benefits from your country's natural resources (oil)." -Johnnie, Carthage, Texas

The message is that they are now true Americans where money rules. It is our religion, and it will become theirs. They will experience that the few get to spend the money of the many like drunken sailors, making themselves rich... while others starve. It's the American way, right?
-Barbara, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The over-the-top embassy sends two messages to the Iraqi people. It tells them that we are not planning on leaving them in peace anytime soon, and that our money is to be spent on our comfort, not theirs. Let them go without electricity or water; we will have all the luxuries.
-Jane, Georgetown, Texas
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 7/24/2007 05:43:00 PM ET | Permalink
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