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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Tommy Franks for President?

posted by Jazz at 10/19/2004 09:17:00 AM

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In today's NYT, Gen. Tommy Franks publishes an op-ed letter bashing John Kerry and supporting Bush. Being one of the people on the ground in Iraq during a critical period, his is certainly an opinion worth hearing. However, it seems odd that he practically reverses several statements he made previously - statements that Kerry has used to great effect in his campaign.

This blatantly lopsided letter appears to be little more than a thinly disguised advertisement for Bush/Cheney 04. The real question is, was Franks pressured into doing this by the administration or is he greasing the skids for his own transition from military life to the political arena on the GOP side?

Electablog seems to think that it's the latter. Just to offer both sides of the story for balance, both Betsy and Capt. Ed take it as a vindication of Bush's strategy in Afghanistan, with the Captain expounding on it at some length.