Tommy Franks KBE

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who oversaw military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, will receive an honorary knighthood Tuesday in recognition of his "inspirational leadership," officials said.

Britain's Ministry of Defense said Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon will make Franks a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a private ceremony. [Guardian, 5/25/2004]

"I agree George, 'Bring 'em on'"

Franks also said he agrees with President Bush's "Bring 'em on" comment made last week during a speech at the White House. Some critics say the president's comment could spark more violence against U.S. troops. However, Franks reiterated the president remarks, saying, "Absolutely. Bring 'em on." [dcmilitary 7/10/2003]

"If [conquering Iraq] costs 500 [American lives], that's OK, or 5000, OK, or 50,000, that's OK with me." [Counterpunch, 4/8/2004]

Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution
Will Survive WMD Attack

Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government. [NewsMax, 11/21/2003]

It sort of wrecks the whole idea of knighthood for me.


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