Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Cafferty: Arabic-themed public school?
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Should New York City go ahead with plans to open an Arabic-themed public school?
It's bad enough we taught the terrorists that flew into the Twin Towers how to fly, so now we are going to open Arabic-themed schools in the United States? Maybe we should look at building better public schools for American students first. -Kenneth

As the saying goes "ignorance breeds contempt" and the less we know about them, the more contemptuous we get. We fear what we don't learn about. -Karin, Los Angeles, California

We seem to be caving in on all sides with radical groups. We should stand back with all our stupidity, throw the life raft overboard and watch our democracy sink into oblivion, as did the great democracies in past history. It is about time we accept slavery, we have been begging for it since 9/11. -Ron

No, No, No. What has this country come to? No. -P.

My first reaction was 'what a stupid idea'... but the more info you revealed, the more it actually makes some sense. There are other NY public schools with other cultural themes already? And they don't teach religion but instead teach language and culture? What a concept. Gee, how many American Marines and soldiers would still be alive today if someone in our administration knew something about Arabic language and culture? -John, Manhattan Beach, California

When it comes to the '08 presidential race, are the media paying too much attention too soon?
Under normal circumstances, yes... but not this time. The media gave superficial coverage to the last two elections and it brought us the worst, most catastrophic administration in history. We can't make that mistake again. Cover the candidates to the hilt. -Tony, Seattle, Washington

Naaaa! Why not just have people campaign 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, until everyone is sick to death of the candidates and no one ever votes again. -DJ, Jamaica Estates, New York

I am already bored with the whole damn lot. I may hibernate until voting day Nov. '08 and then wake up. I hate the media but I am glad we still live in a country that allows open coverage.
-R.

No, the news media is not being overzealous or indulgent in its early coverage of presidential campaigns. Cable news networks simply need to compete with other sources of news and campaign clips -- like YouTube, blogs, and comedic news shows -- which will be covering these issues early. You guys are just doing what you need to do. The face of the presidential selection process is changing. -Eric, Madison, Wisconsin

Yes. They are making an already unbearably boring race into a slow motion boring marathon. Who in their right minds would get up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning in August '07 in Iowa to watch the Seven Dwarfs debate in 30 second sound bites about who is most presidential (yawn). It made me want to go screaming out the door to do anything else but watch. -Robert, Venice, Florida

Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd says it would be a mistake for Democrats to impeach President Bush. Is he right?
First, the obvious: the prospect of a President Cheney is far scarier than the prospect of a few months more with a dead-duck Bush. Second, we have serious issues to deal with in this country. Impeachment proceedings would be a counter-productive black hole at a time when Americans cannot afford to be sidetracked by a sideshow. -John, San Diego, California

Impeachment is long overdue. Do it now or I, for one, will vote Green. -Kathy, Tiverton, Rhode Island

Chris Dodd is wrong, but in his favor, he is the first politician to tell the truth about why they won't impeach a president who makes the Nixon years seem like the good old days. Dodd says if they impeach Bush, Democrats risk losing the next election. There you have it. Keeping their jobs is more important than the Constitution, the nation and the desires of their constituents. -Jayne, West Chesterfield, New Hampshire

The Democrats have nearly lost me already. They had better be able to focus on more than one issue. Start impeachment procedures now. Discontinue funds for the war. Bring our troops home. Let the millions of Iraqis protect their own county and provide security for their people. -
Donna, Seattle, Washington

Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 8/21/2007 05:40:00 PM ET | Permalink
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