Friday, August 24, 2007
Cafferty: Military matters?
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How much does it matter if the presidential candidates are war veterans?
Jack, I don't care if they are or not. The important thing is a smart, rational foreign policy with a president who is willing to listen to the military guys and the diplomatic guys - and who has the brains to figure out who's right. In other words, the opposite of what we've got now. -Josh, Akron, Ohio

Yes, if they know what it's like to be under fire. In Hillary's case, she is a mother and would understand about sending a child to war. War is not a first choice. -Charlene, Gulf Breeze, Florida

So few people have served in the military in the last 30 years, the voters don't understand the breadth of experience it can give you. Given the draft-dodgers in the present administration, I certainly, as a vet, see the value of having a president who understands the reality of war.
-Joseph, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As a person with a DD-214, I will not vote for anyone who does not have one. -Perry, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Is there any reason to believe Americans would be likely to buy products made in Iraq?
Mr. Cafferty, I don't think there is any reason that Americans would want to buy Iraqi products. With China making products for far cheaper, Iraq having little to no electricity, not to mention the fact that there is prejudice against Arabs in today's society, I'd say there is no way Americans would start buying Iraqi products. -Matthew, Wooster, Ohio

Jack, I am surprised that you question the basis of capitalism and a market economy. If Iraq can sew a cheaper dress, export a cheaper fig or supply cheaper oil, Americans will buy it. The question is, is this ever going to happen while we still occupy Iraq? -Jay, Sherman, New York
30 years out from Vietnam, would it have been possible to conceive we'd be buying products made there? -Tom
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 8/24/2007 05:40:00 PM ET | Permalink
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