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Retired General Franks criticizes Kerry

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posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 12:47 AM
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And to think Kerry Quoted the man. He has made his opinions VERY clear and didnt appreciate Kerry's statement attributed to him which he denies.

Retired Gen. Franks criticizes Kerry

By MARTIN GRIFFITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Retired Gen. Tommy Franks launched a four-state campaign swing for President Bush by criticizing Sen. John Kerry's anti-Vietnam War activities and voting record on the military.
Franks, former commander of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, faulted Kerry's votes on major weapons systems and intelligence issues, and against the 1991 Gulf War.

"If his voting record ruled the day, Saddam Hussein would not only be running Iraq but Kuwait," Franks told about 200 people Sunday at a Reno rally.

"The choice is very, very clear. We need decisive, strong, no-backing-down and no-equivocating leadership," he said.

Franks praised the Democratic challenger's military service during the Vietnam War, but said Kerry's later anti-war activities upset him.


newsobserver.com...



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 02:17 AM
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He doesn't support John F. Kerry, because John F. Kerry has the presence of mind to state the obvious, The war was a MISTAKE.

Whether you believe the deception that got us into it, on know the truth about the lies The war was a MISTAKE.

When you go after WMDs and no WMDs are there this is a MISTAKE.
When you make links between Saddam and Al-Qaeda and they don't exist this is a MISTAKE.
When you guard the Oil ministry and not Ammo dumps This is a MISTAKE.
When you do lip service about democracy and civil rights and then run a prison like Abu Grabe, This is a MISTAKE.
When you don't engage and utilize the Iraqi people and try to run a war 'on the chearp' This is a MISTAKE.

When you can't face up to the truth This is a MISTAKE.

When Bush got into the whitehouse This was a MISTAKE.
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posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 02:35 AM
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Originally posted by slank
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He doesn't support John F. Kerry, because John F. Kerry has the presence of mind to state the obvious, The war was a MISTAKE.


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He doesnt support Kerry because Kerry is a trader!!

If you wanted to hunt murdering terrorist were would you go?

Maybe Iraq


And if you really want to piss off those murders, Lets help that country become free. And a light in the darkness of that region.



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by slank

(1)When you make links between Saddam and Al-Qaeda and they don't exist this is a MISTAKE.

(2)When Bush got into the whitehouse This was a MISTAKE.
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(1) yep you made a mistake. There WAS a relatio between Saddam and Al-Qaeda, its plainly in the 911 report for you to read instead of getting your info from conspiracy sites! They had connnections becuase "THEY HAD CONNECTIONS".

(2) No, again you made another, we should be happy GW was there and not Gore. Just what would he have done after 911, send them a aggressive memo?



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 09:33 AM
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well saudi arabia and al-qaeda had far stronger links than iraq, so why aren't we kicking their a$$?? because it's all about oil. If we wipe the Saudi's off the face of the planet there goes the majority of our terrorist funding in one-stroke.

Franks is on the offensive because he knows that Iraq was a wrong war and has a lot of vred. to lose over it, just like westmoreland did over 'nam.

thanks,
drfunk



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 09:43 AM
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He doesnt support Kerry because Kerry is a trader!!


Yes, most businessmen do engage in trade, hence they are traders of a sort. Or did you mean "traitor"? A Traitor or a Deserter, my what great choices we have this year....


well saudi arabia and al-qaeda had far stronger links than iraq, so why aren't we kicking their a$$?? because it's all about oil. If we wipe the Saudi's off the face of the planet there goes the majority of our terrorist funding in one-stroke.


Damn straight, but there also goes Bush's pocketbook, so that isn't likely to happen....


Of course a commander isn't going to be happy about "his" war being labelled a "mistake".....
So Franks' ire is perfectly expected....



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Of course a commander isn't going to be happy about "his" war being labelled a "mistake".....
So Franks' ire is perfectly expected....


Ding - Ding - Ding! Another Right Wing Vampire of Ignorance burns up in the Sunlight of Reason!!!
Tommy Franks played political toady with his command in forcing the execution of a plan that did not side with his peers in the Pentagon, but with Team Rove. He knoew it was a cluster and saw no glory there, hence, his speedy retirement. If there was anything even remotely sound to the planning, he would have stayed on to cement his legacy. Now, all he can do is spin reality & hindsight to salvage it.



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 01:22 PM
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Great to get critical comments from a Bush Butt Boy. Nothing better than a General with political aspirations with his nose up the president's butt.



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 01:24 PM
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This is what Franks said before he made-up his mind:



"Do you think Senator Kerry is qualified to be commander in chief?" Franks was asked.

"Absolutely!" he said.

But like the criticism of Kerry, the retired general said the Democratic nominee's recent harsh words about the war plan Franks created in Afghanistan was motivated by politics and his failure to capture al-Qaeda network leader Osama bin Laden.
USA Today



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 01:37 PM
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Since we are quoting generals, mind if I quote another perhaps even more famous than Franks?


We had a good discussion, the Foreign Minister and I and the President and I, had a good discussion about the nature of the sanctions -- the fact that the sanctions exist -- not for the purpose of hurting the Iraqi people, but for the purpose of keeping in check Saddam Hussein's ambitions toward developing weapons of mass destruction. We should constantly be reviewing our policies, constantly be looking at those sanctions to make sure that they are directed toward that purpose. That purpose is every bit as important now as it was ten years ago when we began it. And frankly they have worked. He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors. So in effect, our policies have strengthened the security of the neighbors of Iraq...


Considering that "Iraq had connections to Al Qaeda," when will Florida be bombed into the ocean?







 
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