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Gen. Tommy Franks Endorses Bush

By quirk of schedule General Tommy Franks met with RNC blogger before every other media outlet.

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Shown blogging the words, "CONSISTENCY, PERSISTENCY, CHARACTER...GEORGE W. BUSH" on Scott Sala's laptop. Then he announced that he was supporting the reelection of President Bush, something he has not to this point done.

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Comments (11)

AAHHH!!!My hero!<br ... (Below threshold)
Debra:

AAHHH!!!
My hero!
What a great speaker. A registered independant who is voting for GWB...
Did anyone catch him speaking to the National Press Club on CSPAN??? I LOVE this guy.
Shoots from the hip and doesn't mince words.
Maybe JK/JE should take a lesson in directness and truth

Franks also failed to close... (Below threshold)
FPN:

Franks also failed to close the deal in Afghanistan-blowing the big chance to finish Al Qaeda in Tora Bora, instead allowing locals to finish the job. The same Afghans that brought Bin Laden there in the first place.

Secondly, in Iraq, as leader of the invasion, he failed to go to war with the right battle plan. Intead, he listen to Dear Leader and the neocons, went to Iraq with fewer troops to secure the peace, and what have we now?!

Franks also failed to close... (Below threshold)
FPN:

Franks also failed to close the deal in Afghanistan-blowing the big chance to finish Al Qaeda in Tora Bora, instead allowing locals to finish the job. The same Afghans that brought Bin Laden there in the first place.

Secondly, in Iraq, as leader of the invasion, he failed to go to war with the right battle plan. Intead, he listen to Dear Leader and the neocons, went to Iraq with fewer troops to secure the peace, and what have we now?!

Great "leadership" from our Four Star general. No wonder he's on a book tour.

It's apparent that you're n... (Below threshold)
Boyd:

It's apparent that you're not very familiar with military strategy or tactics, the actual tactics employed in Afghanistan and Iraq, or the military's relationship with the Executive Branch of our government, FPN.

That said, your comment is a substanceless snark.

Gimme a break Boyd. Our Pre... (Below threshold)
FPN:

Gimme a break Boyd. Our President said he'd do whatever it takes to track down the "evil doers", just after 9/11. When he had the chance, he dropped the ball, and had NO strategy. In Iraq, the intial strategy was great(however, Gen. Shinsek's advice shouldn't have been ignored), but the plans to handle the peace are awful. As the Soviets learned in Afghanistan, if you do not control the borders you do not control the war. In addition, since we disbanded the army, we have created tens(100s) of thousands of citizen soldiers, on top of the terrorists/jihadist types. Great.

Thank you Boyd.My qu... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Thank you Boyd.
My question to all of you armchair generals is simple. How many of you have served our country in uniform??
If you saw his speach you would have heard him say "Did we make mistakes? Sure we did"
Name me one high level commander that didn't at some point in their career of service. Bottom line here is that Ret. General Tommy Franks is a true leader of soldiers and one that should be praised for his tactics and minimal loss of life during the onset of the liberation.
Not to minimize the loss of life to date, quite the contrary. I grieve for those who have lost sons, daughters, husbands, wives or parents. In our effort to free a country such as Iraq. It could have been far worse. These military personnel knew the possibility existed when they enlisted and I bet not one of them would take it back.
With that said and before the question gets asked, yes...I did serve in the military and when I took the oath it wasn't to further my education or to add to my existing income. It was for my country.

He also took the opportunit... (Below threshold)

He also took the opportunity to announce plans for an offensive against Klendathu, source of the bug meteor that destroyed Buenos Aires:

"We are a generation commanded by fate to defend humankind! We must meet the threat with our valor, our blood, with our very lives, to insure that human civilization, not insect, dominates this galaxy now and always."

I'm doing my part!

After nearly four decades o... (Below threshold)
Tim:

After nearly four decades of Military Service it is astounding to me that critics would seem to ask "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR US LATELY?" This guy gave plenty, and saw to it that it was done right. Thanks to Tommy Franks for his dedicated service to my country.

tj

Here's something Franks sai... (Below threshold)
Dean:

Here's something Franks said that just isn't true. He said that troops salaries have increased under Bush 20%. On the contrary, just yesterday the administration is pushing through a reduction from 3.5% to 2% for a pay increase. Some interviews with the troops show they are quite upset about this. And since 2000, pay increases have definitely NOT increased by 20%, so what is Franks talking about? Fransks also claimned that Bush has increased veteran benefits during his term in office, but recent press coverage about such benefits clearly show Bush has consistently pushed for lowering benefits. Why would a General misrepresent the truth about troops like this?

Here's something Franks sai... (Below threshold)
Dean:

Here's something Franks said that just isn't true. He said that troops salaries have increased under Bush 20%. On the contrary, just yesterday the administration is pushing through a reduction from 3.5% to 2% for a pay increase. Some interviews with the troops show they are quite upset about this. And since 2000, pay increases have definitely NOT increased by 20%, so what is Franks talking about? Fransks also claimned that Bush has increased veteran benefits during his term in office, but recent press coverage about such benefits clearly show Bush has consistently pushed for lowering benefits. Why would a General misrepresent the truth about troops like this?

"ransks also claimned that ... (Below threshold)

"ransks also claimned that Bush has increased veteran benefits during his term in office, but recent press coverage about such benefits clearly show Bush has consistently pushed for lowering benefits. Why would a General misrepresent the truth about troops like this?"

Yup. And Lord knows the press would never misrepresent the truth.




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