Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Tommy Franks on The Election, The Iraq War, And Vietnam

Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters is a credentialed blogger at the Republican National Convention. Read his interview with Tommy Franks about a wide range of subjects. Here's a taste:

Q: Is our successful fight against Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf diverting us
from the more important effort in Ramadi and Fallujah and the rest of Western

A: No, I don't think so. I think what you have to do in Iraq is you
have to play each day at a time. You know, we can criticize ourselves for not
having the perfect plan, at any juncture we want to criticize ouselves. We can
break out the sackcloth and the chains and all that sort of stuff, but the fact
of the matter is when we were talking about 25, 28 million people, and they have
been in the circumstances they've been in for the last three decades, then what
you're going to find is that fractious behavior by the al-Sadrs, you're going to
find situations like Fallujah, you're going to find situations in Mosul or
Tikrit on a given day. We rise to them as they come up.

Franks also covers Bush on whether the war on Islamofascism can be "won;" Kerry's effectiveness as commander in chief; Kerry and the Swiftboat controversy; Kerry and his post-war activism; and whether Bush had a post-war plan for Iraq.


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