I heard former general Tommy Franks give an interview on radio the other day. He sounded, well, like a politican. It seemed he even had a catch phrase “I am Tommy Franks and I don’t lie” or something like that.
Has there been any talk of the general running for president in 2008?
If Kerry fucks up badly and Franks gets some serious Republican attention, sure, I’ll pay attention and see what he’s about.
Got any notion about his social and domestic politics? Be nice to see a social libertarian, mildly hawkish but cautious, balanced-budget conservative 'Pubbie making a run for it. (I have no love for the Democratic Party, it’s just that bad Republican candidates keep driving me into their arms these last few decades).
Tommy Franks is certainly no Stormin’ Norman. Let’s face it: Franks botched Iraq. If this war continues for several more years, as appears entirely possible, I fail to see how history cannot judge Franks as the commander that brought the US charging into a military quagmire with so few troops.
Also, he can’t be Secretary of Defense. Law prohibits the President from appointing a secretary of defense if that person has served in the military in the last 10 years.
Interesting… Never knew that. Are there other legal restrictions on cabinet posts? And somehow isn’t that Congress interferring with the Executive branch? (Full disclosure: my last civics class was 1970). and sorry for the hijack