Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Cafferty: Securing the homeland?
WATCH "The Cafferty File": GOP picks 'Nobody'?.

What's the best way to give out Homeland Security grants to different cities?
The money should be based on the number of public locations. Terrorists don't care about the area, they care about maximizing casualties. Protect all locations with large crowds equally.
-David, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

I believe the money should be given equally to all states. One state is not more important than the other. It doesn't help unite only divide. -W., New York

Jack, I would think the most efficient expenditure of our taxpayers' dollars would to be dismantle the Department Of Homeland Security and fire all who work there and spend the money for border patrols, fences or whatever was required to secure the borders and if there was any left, then spread it among the most endangered cities. However, if any city was considered as a sanctuary for illegal aliens no federal funds would be granted. -Paul, Jerseyville, Illinois

Jack, Why not have the various cities submit their proposals and projected costs? That way the proposals could be reviewed and approved before any monies are spent. I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of the "blank check" method our government seems to employ so often.
-Gary, Tiffin, Ohio

What's the significance of the Army training more than a million soldiers how to recognize the symptoms of brain injury and stress disorder?
Over three years too late for my husband, who was neither screened nor warned about PTSD after his 7-month tour in Iraq in charge of dismantling unexploded ordnance. Why are defense contractors not included? -Birgitt, Atlanta, Georgia

This bodes more ill for the military. It means the problem is much worse than we will hear officially acknowledged. Look at the rates of West Pont grads' resignations! Look at the amounts of money paid for enlisting and reenlisting! Look at the missed recruitment goals in recent months! Look at the extensions of Iraq deployments far beyond promised tour duration.
-Tom, Lafayette, Louisiana

Should have been done long ago. Plain and simple. If the "Washington Post" had not exposed the flaws in the care of returning vets, one wonders if this would have ever come to be.
-Dave, Massachusetts

Jack, It means that the government is finally recognizing that the effects of close combat warfare do not end when the bullets stop flying, and that these great fighters deserve to be treated as humans and not as robots. It's about time! -K.
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 7/18/2007 05:43:00 PM ET | Permalink
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