Thursday, December 06, 2007
Cafferty: Cheney upbeat on Iraq?
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Is Vice President Cheney right to predict that when he and President Bush leave office a self-governing democracy will be firmly established in Iraq?
I kind of doubt Cheney is correct. I don't think there will be democracy ever in Iraq. Look at Afghanistan. Is it working there? Bush and Cheney put their puppet Karzai on display for a short time and declared victory. Look at today. Iraq will be worse. -Richard, Backus, Minnesota

Cheney has already demonstrated numerous times that he does not have an accurate grasp of the situation in Iraq -- or the world, for that matter. Naturally, I do not expect him to be right on his optimistic predictions about success in Iraq by the end of 2008. Here's my question: If Cheney's War proves to be a bust, will he give U.S. taxpayers their money back? -Lorne, Swartz Creek, Michigan

Are you kidding, Jack? The Sunnis and Shiia will be no more able to work together than the neocons and ultra-liberals in this country. Neither will give an inch. And, oh yeah, don't forget the Kurdish factor. If two factions can't get along, how can anyone expect three to do so?
-Mary, Bean Station, Tennessee

Jack, In one sentence, I want $10.00 worth of what Cheney is smoking. -Rob, St. Lucie, Florida

Why is the war in Iraq less important, and domestic issues more important, to voters now than they were last April?
Jack: It's wintertime in the Northeast and my wife and I are more worried about heating our home, feeding our family and putting gas in the car than the war in Iraq. We're struggling every day to pay the mortgage, credit card bills, uninsured medicals and college tuition on time. As far as I'm concerned, the war in Iraq is over, lost - another sad chapter in our nation's history - and November '08 can't come soon enough. -Alan, Boston, Massachusetts

Jack, The decider has decided to decide that the subprime mortgage crisis will get him more brownie points with the Republican base because the fickle public has decided that unlike a war without a draft consequence, being evicted from your home and put out into the street has a decided consequence. -Steve, New York

Two reasons: The surge seems to be making some progress, so there is some stability with regards to policy. Also, every candidate seems to have a similar policy on the war.
-Tom, Ontario

Are you in favor of denying illegal aliens social services, like public schools and emergency medical care?
Jack, Yes, I'm in favor of denying illegal aliens any kind of help. No one helped me. And the government sure ain't helping me now. -Mike, Liberty, Missouri

Jack, Emergency medical care should not be lumped in with other services and education. No one would deny someone emergency medical care. But no other services should be provided for illegal immigrants. None. They should not be rewarded in any way for their illegal presence in our country. They need to return to their own countries and demand their rights there.
-Alex, Mt. Shasta, California

As a human, I cannot vote to deny anyone emergency medical services. Schools, yes. Above all employers should deny them jobs, and then they will not be here. -Sarv, Miami, Florida

Jack, Yes, We have to stop being so generous. We have been destroying our own citizens' rights to help non-citizens. -Delmar, Ellsinore, Missouri
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 12/06/2007 06:45:00 PM ET | Permalink
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