posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 02:50 PM
This reminds me of a Tommy Franks interview with Cigar Aficianado magazine in 2003.
I had to search for it online, its all over the place, here is one link that sums up the article
In the magazine’s December edition, the former commander of the military’s Central Command warned that if terrorists succeeded in using a weapon
of mass destruction (WMD) against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of
If that happens, Franks said, “... the Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for
a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.”
Franks then offered “in a practical sense” what he thinks would happen in the aftermath of such an attack.
“It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world – it may
be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to
avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very
Eisenhower had very good reasons to fear the military industrial complex, they may have some sort of grand plan.