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  • Flight 93 did not lose their lives, they GAVE their lives" Gen. Tommy Franks

    09/10/2011 8:46:36 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fox New Channel | 09/10/11
    Phone interview [11:30am] between Neil Cavuto of FNC and retired US Army General Tommy Franks about the Shanksville Flight 93 Memorial.
  • Retired Gen. Franks Endorses in Texas Senate Race

    03/29/2011 6:06:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 29, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Retired four-star Gen. Tommy Franks is lending his name and support to Senate candidate Michael Williams, a state railroad commissioner. Williams is running in a crowded GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R). Franks, who graduated from Midland High School a year ahead of former first lady Laura Bush, led U.S. forces into Afghanistan and Iraq. “As a retired military man, I don’t often get involved in political campaigns. But I decided that there’s a race going on in Texas that’s so important, that I just couldn’t stand on the sidelines,” Franks said in a statement. “Michael...
  • Chuck E. Cheese enlists Gen. Franks

    04/03/2008 12:21:03 PM PDT · by dr.zaeus · 11 replies · 320+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 04/02/2008 | Asjylyn Loder
    Apparently, long service in the military makes you an expert on kooky fun-houses. The company behind childrens' restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese picked retired four-star Gen. Tommy Franks to help them expand their brand. Franks was elected to the company's board of directors on March 26, CEC Entertainment said Monday. Franks, 62, served in the military for more than forty years before retiring in 2003, and now lives in Oklahoma. Franks has a private consulting firm, Franks & Associates, LLC. He serves on the board of directors of Bank of America and the National Park Foundation, and formerly served on...
  • Ex-Defense Official Assails Colleagues Over Run-Up to War

    03/09/2008 6:08:43 AM PDT · by RDTF · 21 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2008 | Thomas E. Ricks and Karen DeYoung
    In the first insider account of Pentagon decision-making on Iraq, one of the key architects of the war blasts former secretary of state Colin Powell, the CIA, retired Gen. Tommy R. Franks and former Iraq occupation chief L. Paul Bremer for mishandling the run-up to the invasion and the subsequent occupation of the country. Douglas J. Feith, in a massive score-settling work, portrays an intelligence community and a State Department that repeatedly undermined plans he developed as undersecretary of defense for policy and conspired to undercut President Bush's policies. Among the disclosures made by Feith in "War and Decision," scheduled...
  • A General For Veep?

    09/09/2007 10:31:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 463+ views
    Political Insider ^ | September 04, 2007 | Alexander Burns
    Last Friday, The Washington Times reported that "three of the eight announced 2008 Republican presidential campaigns are considering retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks as their pick for vice presidential candidate." The Times did not say which three campaigns these were, but it is hard to imagine that lower-tier candidates, like Duncan Hunter and Ron Paul, are making up vice presidential short lists at this point. If three active candidates have Franks on their radar, there is a strong chance that top contenders like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee are among them. Fred Thompson, when he announces, could make...
  • Franks defends Iraq War plan (Pasadena, CA)

    03/29/2007 8:25:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 96+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | March 29, 2007 | Patricia Jiayi Ho
    PASADENA - He came, he saw, he talked. Former U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks bantered with the audience and also addressed controversial issues during his talk at Wednesday night Distinguished Speaker Series. Speaking at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Franks called Donald Rumsfeld a "small man with very sharp elbows" and described Osama bin Laden as someone "who deserve\ to die." He recounted tales from his childhood and his "misspent youth," and memories of growing up in Midland, Texas, "among the cactus and among the bushes." Franks attended the same high school a year ahead of first lady Laura Bush. He enlisted...
  • Gen. Franks Squarely Behind Iraq Troop Surge

    03/12/2007 7:29:57 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 11 replies · 563+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12 Mar 2007 | Dave Eberhart
    General Tommy Franks, the former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, tells NewsMax that he is squarely behind the controversial "surge" of troops. "The reason that I say this is a good idea is because that's what the leaders on the ground are saying," says Franks, speaking from Hobart, Okla., the future home of the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum. As head of the U.S. Central Command, Franks oversaw American military operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. He took the position in July 2000 and served until his...
  • Understanding Katherine Harris, why she is the good choice, why she deserves our support !

    09/06/2006 1:44:47 AM PDT · by marc costanzo · 89 replies · 3,562+ views
    9-6-06 | Marc Costanzo
    To all Freepers and all Florida Voters, I issue my thoughts and feelings about this Florida Primary, a campaign of which I myself have no vote in ! --------------------------------------------------------- Congresswoman Katherine Harris has waged a long hard run for the GOP nomination for the seat of U.S. Senator from Florida, now occupied by incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson . As many of you on this forum know, Katherine lost her dear beloved father George Harris earliar this year . The loss of a father takes an emotional toll, even in the advanced years of one's life . I would say to...
  • Franks: Soldiers' Deaths Cost of Security (retired Gen. Tommy Franks at NRA banquet)

    05/20/2006 11:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,030+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Colin Fly - ap
    MILWAUKEE - Those who count the increasing number of American soldiers killed in Iraq are missing the bigger picture, retired Gen. Tommy Franks said Saturday night. "What we're talking about is neither 2,400, 24,000 or 240,000 lives," Franks said at the National Rifle Association's annual banquet. "Terrorism is a thing that threatens our way of life. It doesn't have anything to do with politics." More than 2,400 soldiers have died since the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, the plan for which Franks developed and executed. He also oversaw combat in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "I...
  • NRA Expected to Launch Campaign Against Gun Confiscation

    05/18/2006 10:44:49 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 11 replies · 480+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Tens of thousands of Second Amendment supporters and gun enthusiasts are flocking to downtown Milwaukee for the 135th annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, which begins on Friday. Retired Gen. Tommy Franks will give the keynote speech at the banquet on Saturday night. "The convention is a celebration of the American freedom we have to own firearms," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, was quoted as saying. He described the convention as "an uplifting event on firearms, hunting, recreation shooting, collecting, self-defense, crime protection and defending our 2nd Amendment rights to own and bear arms." Press...
  • Draft Tommy Franks for FL Senate

    05/10/2006 4:22:08 PM PDT · by aynrandfreak · 17 replies · 699+ views
    Tommyfranks.com ^ | 05/10/06 | aynrandfreak
    I sent a letter to Tommy Franks asking him to get into the Senate race a few weeks ago. His partner sent me back a really nice response that implied he was considering it. Please go to tommyfranks.com to encourage him to get into the race. We only have until Friday. With enough encouragement, maybe there's still time to defeat Bill Nelson. I wish Harris could do it, but I don't believe she can. The text of my email to him follows.
  • How Tommy Franks Lost Iraq--No plan for postwar Iraq? The general saw to that.

    05/04/2006 5:03:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 121 replies · 2,791+ views
    AEI.org | Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 4, 2006 | David Frum
    Who messed up Iraq? Donald Rumsfeld is the usual nominee. For conservative hawks, attacks on the U.S. Defence Secretary provide a way to attack the war without attacking the larger administration. And for liberal opponents of the war, attacks on Rumsfeld provide a way to attack the war without attacking the military that planned and executed that war. Now comes an important new book, Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, by New York Times correspondent Michael Gordon and retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Bernard Trainor. Their story bears hard on Rumsfeld. But it daringly...
  • We Need to Draft General Tommy Franks for Senate

    04/16/2006 3:53:04 PM PDT · by NorthEastRepublican · 71 replies · 1,104+ views
    As we all know 2006, will be a critical year. We may lose the majority. Every Senate seat is precious. We can't let the RATS control the Senate. In light of that, Bill Nelson is very vulnerable. But it is clear that as much as I love Katherine Harris, she cannot win. We need to draft General Franks, who will win. Who better to have than the General in the Senate to defend the war from idiots like Joe Biden? I know it seems unpractical, but there has not been a serious effort made. Maybe now is the time to...
  • INVASION IRAQ: Three Years Later - Where are they now? ["Baghdad Bob," Hans Blix, et al]

    03/20/2006 10:22:27 AM PST · by XR7 · 14 replies · 1,661+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/20/06
    Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf ('Baghdad Bob') THEN ...Al-Sahaf’s daily press briefings in the lead-up to the war and in its first weeks led to him being nicknamed Baghdad Bob or Comical Ali (an allusion to “Chemical Ali,” the nickname of former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid.) He gained a considerable cult following, with several Web sites devoted to his outrageous claims...as coalition troops stormed the capital, al-Sahaf declared, "The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad."... NOW On 25 June 2003, the London newspaper The Daily Mirror reported that al-Sahaf had been captured by coalition...
  • Break out the Cohibas, we're going home!

    03/14/2006 9:42:59 PM PST · by SUSSA · 37 replies · 879+ views
    GNN/New York Times ^ | 3- 13-06 | Michael Gordon
    Gen. Tommy R. Franks climbed out of a C-130 plane at the Baghdad airport on April 16, 2003, and pumped his fist into the air. American troops had pushed into the capital of liberated Iraq little more than a week before, and it was the war commander’s first visit to the city. (snip) Huddling in a drawing room with his top commanders, General Franks told them it was time to make plans to leave. Combat forces should be prepared to start pulling out within 60 days if all went as expected, he said. By September, the more than 140,000 troops...
  • Tommy Franks Defends Dubai Ports Deal

    02/23/2006 12:00:42 AM PST · by Dane · 371 replies · 6,678+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/22/06 | Carl Limbacher
    Tommy Franks Defends Dubai Ports Deal Former CENTCOM commanding general Tommy Franks said Wednesday that the Bush administration was right to approve a deal for a United Arab Emirates-based company to run six major U.S. ports. "We have more U.S. Navy ships using the port in Dubai, Jebel Ali, than any other port outside the United States," Franks told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes." The former Iraq war commander explained U.S. reliance on the Dubai port facility by saying, "We know he difference between an enemy and a friend." "The Emirates is a friend," Franks aid. "That is the...
  • General Tommy Franks quote

    Finally, actress Alyssa Milano: "I went to Iraq on a USO tour. This was two months after the war was declared over. When we got on the ground, they started throwing us helmets and bulletproof vests. I'm wearing a little Prada shirt, you know. I wanted to look good for the boys. Basically, I was doing my service to the country. And so I put this vest on, which was about ten pounds, and this helmet and I go over to Tommy Franks, General Franks? And I said, 'I have to be honest with you. I'm freaking out a little...
  • Gen. Tommy Franks Reminds Americans Why We Are Fighting the War on Terror

    12/11/2005 8:17:58 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 20 replies · 789+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 2, 2005 | Robert Bluey
    Retired four-star Gen. Tommy Franks gave a rousing address Thursday night in support of the War on Terror, raising speculation about a possible political career in the near future or at least a more visible role in defense of President Bush. Franks, who oversaw military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq as head of U.S. Central Command, was honored by retired Lt. Col. Oliver North’s Freedom Alliance with its 2005 Defender of Freedom Award. “We believe that in this War on Terror we can fight them over there or we can fight them over here,” Franks told the group of Freedom...
  • Gen. Franks Reminds Americans Why We Are Fighting the War on Terror (Criticizes Clinton failures)

    12/10/2005 4:22:23 PM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 44 replies · 1,763+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Robert B. Bluey
    Clinton's Failures In his speech before the Freedom Alliance, Franks didn’t hold back criticism of the Clinton Administration, specifically for its failure to respond to terrorist attacks against Americans. Among the reasons he cited for the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon: The 1983 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 220 Marines and 21 other U.S. service members; The first bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in 1993; The United States’ decision to leave Mogadishu, Somalia, in disgrace in 1993 following the deaths of 19 U.S. soldiers; The 1996 terrorist bombing of Khobar...
  • Able Danger and Richard Clarke

    08/21/2005 8:05:04 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 19 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Morning Paper | 08/21/05 | vanity
    If you read the papers or watch TV , you’ve probably heard that an Army Intelligence unit called Able Danger (may have) identified four of the 9/11 hijackers as much as a year before they struck – but was unable to pass the information on to the FBI because Pentagon lawyers said it would be a “no-no”….but shouldn’t Richard Clarke have known about it ? Richard Clarke was President Clinton’s Counter-terrorism Director- but I suspect he was kept “out of the loop” as far as any real or valuable intelligence was concerned. I believe, had he known about Able Danger,it...
  • Senator Tommy Franks? Tails by 2 Points!

    07/27/2005 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 10 replies · 523+ views
    Redstate.org ^ | July 27, 2005 | Trupolitik
    Senator Tommy Franks? Trails by 2 points! By: Trupolitik · Section: Diaries I have been urging General Franks to run for the US senate for months now. It appears I am not alone. According to the latest poll he is behind Democratic incumbent, Ben Nelson, by 2 points and he has not even announced his candidacy! His Admin continues to tell me that Gen. Franks is not seeking an elected office. I think we should convice him otherwise. What Red Stater would prefer Ben Nelson or Katherine Harris over America's General? Please let him know America needs him. [b]Email:[/b] http://www.tommyfranks.com/Contact.asp...
  • Fund: Franks Considering Senate Bid

    05/11/2005 7:44:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 961+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/11/05 | Carl Limbacher
    There's growing enthusiasm among Florida Republicans over a possible Senate run by former Iraq war commander, Gen. Tommy Franks. "Franks is rumored to be exploring the political terrain for a possible challenge to Florida's Democratic Senator Bill Nelson," reports OpinionJournal.com's John Fund. Fund says that GOP leaders are excited about a recent Strategic Vision survey that shows Nelson's approval rating plummeting to 45 percent - a number that could persuade the one-time top military man to take the plunge. White House political guru Karl Rove may also be on board. While Rep. Katherine Harris is believed to be a lock...
  • Gen. Franks: Evidence Showed WMD Transfer

    04/29/2005 12:01:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 2,109+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/29/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who commanded the successful U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, said Thursday that he saw persuasive evidence that Saddam Hussein had transferred his weapons of mass destruction to Syria. "We saw all kinds of suspicious activity which, all of us could have speculated, meant for certain that weapons were being moved into Syria," the top military man told WWRL Radio's Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. Gen. Franks added that while he "never saw anything that was absolutely convincing, the possibility remains" that Saddam's WMDs were removed. Franks was responding to claims by his second in command,...
  • SEN. FRANKS?

    04/27/2005 12:25:21 PM PDT · by ChuckK · 19 replies · 1,145+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | April 24, 2005 | Adam C. Smith and Joni James
    One rumor that refuses to go away: retired Gen. Tommy Franks for Senate. If anyone has the celebrity power to unseat an incumbent senator (or beat Katherine Harris in a Republican primary), the thinking goes, it would be the former U.S. Central Command chief who enthusiastically campaigned for President Bush and Mel Martinez last year. A spokesman for Franks, now a consultant, said he was unaware of the rumor but declined to put it to rest: "Gen. Franks has no comment on your question right now."
  • AP Document bin Laden Escape Tora Bora

    03/24/2005 3:26:03 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 10 replies · 969+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    Mar 23, 8:51 AM EST Document: Bin Laden Evaded U.S. Forces By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A commander for Osama bin Laden during Afghanistan's war with the Soviet Union who helped the al-Qaida leader escape American forces at Tora Bora is being held by U.S. authorities, a government document says. The document represents the first definitive statement from the Pentagon that bin Laden, the mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was at Tora Bora and evaded his pursuers. President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney asserted during the presidential election that commanders did...
  • Oil for Corruption

    04/23/2003 11:19:31 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 536+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 4/24/03 | Michael Reagan
    If anybody wondered why the sainted United Nations, France, Russia and Syria joined forces in trying to block the U.S. from ousting the brutal Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq the answer is now becoming clear; they feared exposure of the corruption into which they had dragged the now-infamous Oil for Food program. That program was meant to allow Saddam to sell a certain amount of oil outside of the bounds of the UN sanctions. The proceeds, handled by the UN, were to be used to buy food and medicine and other basic necessities for the Iraqi people, thus keeping the...
  • In Rumsfeld's defense, by Newt Gingrich

    12/22/2004 11:47:17 AM PST · by OESY · 10 replies · 1,010+ views
    BaltimoreSun.com ^ | December 22, 2004 | Newt Gingrich
    ...Even during ongoing military campaigns, Mr. Rumsfeld never wavered from his transformational objectives.... Mr. Rumsfeld, with the brilliant leadership of General Schoomaker, was able to move personnel from noncombat to combat units, enabling them with additional reorganization to create 15 newly restructured combat brigades. Also, because of Mr. Rumsfeld's successful plan, our military is more flexible, more agile and better able to fight unconventional enemies. A new civilian personnel system was designed to reward merit, reduce force stress and replace a bureaucratic culture of risk aversion with one of innovation. Moreover, he was able to move military personnel out of...
  • Bush Honors Tenet, Franks, Bremer

    12/14/2004 2:14:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 634+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 14, 2004
    (AP) President Bush awarded the nation's highest civilian honor Tuesday to three men central to his Iraq policy, saying they had played "pivotal roles in great events." Mr. Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to retid Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw combat in Afghanistan and the initial invasion of Iraq, former CIA Director George Tenet and former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer. Franks is a retired four-star Army general who commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He didn't decide until last summer to endorse Mr. Bush's re-election, but then spoke on the president's behalf at the Republican National...
  • NYT: War Figures Honored With Medal of Freedom (taste the bitterness at the Times)

    12/15/2004 5:44:55 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 764+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2004 | DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 - President Bush on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on three of the central architects and executors of the war in Iraq, one of the president's strongest efforts yet at putting a formal stamp of success on a war whose outcome is still a question. The recipients were Gen. Tommy R. Franks, the overall commander of the invasion of Iraq; L. Paul Bremer III, the chief civilian administrator of the American occupation of the country; and George J. Tenet, the longtime director of central intelligence who built the case for...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 12/14/04

    12/14/2004 4:12:09 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 323 replies · 4,690+ views
    TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT: GWB awarded the nation's highest civilian honor -- the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- Ambassador L. Paul "Jerry" Bremer, former CIA Director George Tenet, and retired U.S. Army General Tommy Franks. QUOTE OF THE DAY: General Tommy Franks was raised in Midland, Texas -- nothing wrong with that. (Laughter.) I didn't know him then, but Laura and he went to the same high school. In those days, some people in Midland wondered about Tommy's future. It sounds familiar. (Laughter.) At a recent high school reunion, Tommy's old principal told the General, "You weren't the brightest bulb in the...
  • BUSH TO AWARD THRE MEDAL OF FREEDOM (1 out of 3 deserving)

    12/12/2004 5:23:45 AM PST · by drt1 · 30 replies · 817+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | Dec 2, 2004
    Bush has chosen retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw combat in Afghanistan and the initial invasion of Iraq, former CIA Director George Tenet and former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The president will hand out the awards at a White House ceremony Dec. 14, press secretary Scott McClellan said.
  • GPS Used to Track Teens' Driving (TeenArriveAlive.com - Tommy Franks signs on as spokesman)

    12/09/2004 7:21:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 744+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/9/04 | AP
    BRADENTON, Fla. - Retired Gen. Tommy Franks has signed on to be the spokesman for a company that uses global positioning system technology in teens' cell phones to let parents know how fast they're driving. Franks will be the official face of Teen Arrive Alive. The organization aims to get teens to carry a cell phone containing a GPS chip that sends out regular signals letting parents know where they are and how fast they're going. If a certain predetermined speed limit is passed, an alarm will go off in the cell phone and parents will be notified. A bumper...
  • Gen. Tommy Franks on Today Show

    12/09/2004 9:14:57 AM PST · by phoenix0468 · 8 replies · 1,079+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/9/2004 | MSNBC
    Gen. Franks frustrates Katie Couric with support of Secretary Rumsfeld's answer to soldier's question
  • Bush to Award Three Medals of Freedom

    12/02/2004 3:08:16 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 56 replies · 4,977+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 2, 2004
    WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to three men central to his Iraq (news - web sites) policy, the White House announced Thursday.   Bush has chosen retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw combat in Afghanistan (news - web sites) and the initial invasion of Iraq, former CIA (news - web sites) Director George Tenet and former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The president will hand out the awards at a White House ceremony Dec. 14, press secretary Scott McClellan said. Franks is a...
  • Email for Tommy Franks

    11/17/2004 6:19:23 PM PST · by texasbluff · 2 replies · 390+ views
    11/17/04 | TexasBluff
    Maybe this is someone who can do something about the Marine under investigation? General Tommy Franks Email: http://www.tommyfranks.com/About.asp
  • AFTER ACTION REPORT: Rally for Gen. Tommy Franks & Our Troops Richmond VA 11-13-04

    11/15/2004 7:25:39 PM PST · by Flora McDonald · 35 replies · 3,023+ views
    11-15-04 | Flora McDonald
    The Richmond Forum brought a true American Hero, General Tommy Franks, to Richmond, Va. on Saturday, November 13, 2004. Knowing that a group of socialist anarchists would be there to harass attendees, our local Political Action Team got into gear. FReepers, Protest Warriors and United Conservatives of VA joined ranks to rally for the General and our Troops. With American flags and signs of support, six of us stood in a line near the entrance and greeted people coming to the event. It was great to see so many veterans, some of them in wheelchairs, many wearing hats or jackets...
  • ACTION ALERT: Gen. Tommy Franks In Richmond VA 11-13-04 Protests Planned

    11/10/2004 12:35:31 PM PST · by Flora McDonald · 15 replies · 1,362+ views
    The Richmond Forum ^ | 11-10-04 | Flora McDonald
    A great American Hero is coming to Richmond, VA this weekend – GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS! He will be speaking at the Landmark Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004. Soldiers in the Fort Lee Army Band will be performing. Thanks to OXENinFLA! Instead of a ticker tape parade, they will be met with a protest staged by Denizens of the Dark - the toxic tofu twits from Food Not Bombs who slander General Franks as a war criminal and worse. “The role he has played in u.s. military aggression, through illegal, unilateral, and pre-emptive war is a crime against humanity,“ they...
  • Gen. Tommy Franks Appearing on Scarborough Tonight

    11/08/2004 5:04:27 PM PST · by kingattax · 38 replies · 849+ views
    MSNBC.com | 11-8-2004
    General Tommy Franks will be on Scarborough Country at 10 PM EST to give a detailed analysis of the Fallujah battle. Don't miss this on MSNBC.
  • WSJ: Right Leader, Right Time by TOMMY FRANKS

    10/31/2004 8:31:02 PM PST · by icecold · 8 replies · 765+ views
    The decision we make tomorrow will have a greater impact on the security of our country than any presidential election in my memory. America is at war on a scale unmatched in scope and importance since World War II. The threat today isn't monolithic like Hitler's Germany or Hirohito's Japan -- or bin Laden's al Qaeda of the '90s. But it's just as deadly, with diverse cells in 60 countries, linked by ideology and hatred. The war is global, complex and lethal, and the fundamental choice we must make is whether we fight that war offensively, by pursing the terrorists...
  • Bin Laden Videotape Shakes Up Campaigns

    10/30/2004 1:45:28 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 21 replies · 1,324+ views
    iWon News ^ | October 30, 2004 | Mary Dalrymple, Calvin Woodward and Deb Riechmann
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Osama bin Laden's sudden reappearance on videotape sent President Bush and Democrat John Kerry into a sharp final round of argument over which one can defeat terrorism and make Americans safe, the transcendent questions of the campaign. The presidential candidates responded with reflexive gestures of unity to the sight of America's deadly foe on video, but those were swallowed up in the lunge for advantage in the campaign's closing days. Kerry declared, "I can run a more effective war on terror" and revived his charges that Bush was responsible for letting bin Laden slip away. The...
  • A word from General Franks (excellent must read, share with family and friends)

    10/28/2004 8:47:57 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 22 replies · 1,003+ views
    Power Line ^ | October 28, 2004 | Tommy Franks
    Remarks by General Tommy Franks in introducing the president at Victory 2004 Rally, Westlake Recreation Center, Westlake, Ohio: GENERAL FRANKS: Well, what a treat it is to be in northern Ohio. (Applause.) Indeed, it's an honor to be standing here today with you. You know, I'm not a politician, but I know what a Commander-in-Chief looks like, and there's only one on this ballot -- that's George Bush. (Applause.) You know, I would guess by the enthusiasm that I see represented here today that victory is headed our way in just about five days. (Applause.) If you think about character,...
  • REMARKS BY GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS IN INTRODUCING THE PRESIDENT AT VICTORY 2004 RALLY

    10/28/2004 3:14:40 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 31 replies · 1,451+ views
    NROTC ^ | 10/29/04 | Tommy Franks
    REMARKS BY GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS IN INTRODUCING THE PRESIDENT AT VICTORY 2004 RALLY Westlake Recreation Center Westlake, Ohio October 28, 2004 GENERAL FRANKS: Well, what a treat it is to be in northern Ohio. (Applause.) Indeed, it's an honor to be standing here today with you. You know, I'm not a politician, but I know what a Commander-in-Chief looks like, and there's only one on this ballot -- that's George Bush. (Applause.) You know, I would guess by the enthusiasm that I see represented here today that victory is headed our way in just about five days. (Applause.) If you...
  • BREAKING! JOE LOCKHART JUST CALLED TOMMY FRANKS A LIAR ABOUT TORA BORA!!!

    10/28/2004 2:32:19 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 266 replies · 9,773+ views
    The Big Story w/ John Gibson ^ | 28 Oct. 2004 | TxRadioguy
    HOLY @#%^@#$&!!!! Joe Lockhart was trying to spin the myth that W let UBL escape from Tora Bora and citing retired AF (I think) General McPeak's statements that are negative about the war. Gibson pointed out that Gen. Franks himself has said that Kerry has his facts wrong about the situation in 2001 at Tora Bora. John Gibson: "Mr. Lockhart, you aren't questioning Gen. Frank's credibility are you?" Lockhart: "What I'm not doing is questioning Gen. McPeake's credibility...Gen. Franks has had two years to get his story straight about Tora Bora and he's out there doing the President a political...
  • "Kerry Lacks Understanding of War on Terrorism" "Kerry Lacks Understanding of War on Terrorism"

    10/21/2004 3:01:56 PM PDT · by Salty Cobra · 8 replies · 356+ views
    "The St. Petersburg Times" | October 20, 2004 | Tommy Franks, General, Ret.
    President Bush and Sen. John Kerry have very different views of the war on terrorism, and those differences ought to be debated in this presidential campaign. But the debate should focus on facts, not distortions of history. On more than one occasion, Kerry has referred to the fight at Tora Bora in Afghanistan during late 2001 as a missed opportunity for America. He claims that our forces had Osama bin Laden cornered and al lowed him to escape. How did it happen? According to Kerry, we “outsourced” the job to Afghan warlords. As commander of the allied forces in the...
  • RETIRED U.S. GENERAL ATTACKS KERRY OVER BIN LADEN (GO GENERAL FRANKS GO!!)

    10/19/2004 1:47:14 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 41 replies · 1,894+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq (news - web sites) and Afghanistan (news - web sites) on Tuesday disputed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites)'s charge that the Bush administration let Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) escape Afghanistan in 2001. "I was responsible for the operation at Tora Bora, and I can tell you that the senator's understanding of events doesn't square with reality," retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks wrote in a commentary published by The New York Times. The Kerry campaign took issue with the retired general's comments. "Franks...
  • Retired General Franks Attacks Kerry Over Bin Laden

    10/19/2004 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,073+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 19, 2004 | Reuters staff
    Retired General Franks Attacks Kerry Over Bin Laden Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:36 AM ET     WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan on Tuesday disputed Democrat John Kerry's charge that the Bush administration allowed Osama bin Laden to escape Afghanistan in 2001. "I was responsible for the operation at Tora Bora, and I can tell you that the senator's understanding of events doesn't square with reality," retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks wrote in a commentary published by The New York Times. Franks, who has endorsed Republican President Bush's re-election bid, challenged...
  • War of Words

    10/18/2004 9:07:35 PM PDT · by alydar · 34 replies · 806+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/19 | TOMMY FRANKS
    President Bush and Senator John Kerry have very different views of the war on terrorism, and those differences ought to be debated in this presidential campaign. But the debate should focus on facts, not distortions of history. On more than one occasion, Senator Kerry has referred to the fight at Tora Bora in Afghanistan during late 2001 as a missed opportunity for America. He claims that our forces had Osama bin Laden cornered and allowed him to escape. How did it happen? According to Mr. Kerry, we "outsourced" the job to Afghan warlords. As commander of the allied forces in...
  • Kerry To Institute Martial Law?

    10/15/2004 8:00:11 AM PDT · by foxfield · 6 replies · 459+ views
    KERRY: "And what I would like to do is see the National Guard and Reserve be deployed differently here in our own country. There's much we can do with them with respect to homeland security."
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS): 10.13.04

    10/13/2004 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 125 replies · 3,555+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday October 13, 2004 | GretchenM
    The indefatigable Bush and Cheney families and some of their friends continue campaigning as the president readies for the final debate tonight, perhaps known in the Bush-Cheney 04 campaign as Creamed Kerry on Toast. Descriptions of who, what, when, and where accompany the photos. Well we know the Why. Enjoy your daily dose of W @ Sanity Island!
  • Gen. Tommy Franks to speak at Airport Plaza Hotel in Reno, Nevada, Sunday at 6:15 pm

    10/09/2004 12:40:17 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 415+ views
    Information is from a Reno paper, from which we can't post articles, but I don't see how anyone can keep us from posting the information.