May 6, 2008
Dear Mr. Hai,
As you may know, Jack Cafferty recently gave an interviewto Bill Press, a nationally syndicated political commentator in the United States.
During that interview he was asked about his recent remarks that have been the subject of controversy in China and the United States. Mr. Cafferty responded :
And the one thing I regret was that some Chinese citizens in China and Chinese-Americans in this country felt like maybe I was insulting them. And that was never my intention. And I am sorry for that…
I hope this clarifies matters for you.
David C. Vigilante
I don't know if China is any different, but our relationship with China is certainly different," Cafferty said. "We're in hock to the Chinese up to our eyeballs because of the war in Iraq, for one thing. They're holding hundreds of billions of dollars worth of our paper. We are also running hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of trade deficits with them, as we continue to import their junk with the lead paint on them and the poisoned pet food and export, you know, jobs to places where you can pay workers a dollar a month to turn out the stuff that we're buying from Wal-Mart.
So I think our relationship with China has certainly changed," he said. "I think they're basically the same bunch of goons and thugs they've been for the last 50 years.