Monday, October 15, 2007
Cafferty: Ill-timed genocide debate?
WATCH "The Cafferty File": Government lies?
Is now the time for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House of Representatives to be taking up the Armenian genocide resolution?
I support Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats on most things, but this Turkey genocide designation is wrong-headed and ill-timed. What happened was terrible, but it was so long ago, they (The Turks) need to sort it out, not us. We have other more pressing matters to deal with. -Bill

Sure, Jack. While she's at it, she can pass resolutions regretting the sack of Troy, the rape of the Sabines, the fall of Constantinople and the Black Plague. Wasting time on mere gestures about a 90-year-old atrocity is almost as bad a ticking off the one sort-of ally we have next door to Iraq. I expected better from the Democrats. -Ted, Rockaway, New Jersey

Jack, The timing could not be worse for this right-brained, left-winged resolution with a priority rating that doesn't even register on anyone's scale except hers. Do you think 60,000 Turkish troops massed on the northern border of Iraq might be an indicator that would cause her to re-think this idiocy? We think not. Somebody please tell her to weigh the consequences against the benefits, if any. –Mike, Mississippi

So at this rate, Congress should be slapping the wrists of Sudan in 2097 for the Darfur genocide. Way to go Congress. Why don't you all go back on recess! -John, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

I am no backer of George Bush and I can't wait for him to get out of office, but someone needs to tell them nutty Democrats to just look at a map of where Turkey is and tell them morons to shut up! Whose stupid idea was this anyway? -Russell, Wilson, Oklahoma

When it comes to updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, what kind of powers should Congress give President Bush?
Jack, they shouldn't give him any more powers, and should impeach him. This will jack up the Congressional approval rating by 75%. -S.

Jack, So let's see if I have this right. Congress didn't have the guts to do anything about the problematic aspects of this question over the summer because they wanted to go on vacation instead. Then they put the question off until after the first round of primaries next year to help give the 2008 candidates cover. And now I'm supposed to trust them to carefully weigh which of our rights the president gets to abridge next? -Carl, Connecticut

That's an easy one. Start by repealing the Patriot Act. Then buy copies of the U S Constitution for those members of the Bush administration who can read and also for the members of Congress. When they can all pass a test on same, they might be ready to write a proper law.
-Tom, Gibsonville, North Carolina
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 10/15/2007 05:39:00 PM ET | Permalink
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