"The Cafferty File": Is Iraq worth it?What message does it send if the State Department offered immunity to Blackwater guards?
Immunity for trigger happy mercenaries who have killed innocent people would send a horrific message. It would give Iraqis and the rest of the world yet another reason to hate us. -Griffin, Mechanisburg, Pennsylvania
The message it sends is that the law doesn't mean anything in this country anymore. If you are well-connected, you can get away with anything. -Ken, Shelton, Washington
Immunity is just the latest evidence that in case anybody is paying any attention; torture, and now murder, are now part of the American standard operating procedure. Civil rights are disappearing, the suspension of habeas corpus, rendition, etc. The Constitution has no defenders. -John, Gilbert, Arizona
Jack, I guess its just Bush's version of "different strokes for different folks." If he likes you, you get immunity. If he doesn't, you get kidnapped, hauled of to a secret prison and tortured.-Dave, Arizona
The message is simple. The Bush administration hasn't found a law they can't break. Why should they stop now? It's simply one more example of them thumbing their noses at the American, and now the Iraqi, people. -John, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaIs putting more police on the streets of U.S. cities the answer to rising violent crime?
Yes, more cops means shorter response times, more police visibility, more cops to investigate crimes, and a greater chance if you are a "perp" to get caught. -Mark
Cameras? National ID card? Homeland Security? Private military in Iraq? Now we want to increase the FBI and police throughout the country? I think we should just announce that we should be a police state and get it over with. We can even consult with Putin on how to get it done. -Jeff, Rhode Island
Bravo Biden! We've all heard about how violent crime has risen over the last couple of years and how Bush has cut funding for cops on the streets. Our States and locals are strapped for resources. Senator Biden, unlike the President, doesn't just talk about keeping us safe. He works to make it happen. -Nancy, Arlington, Virginia