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Friday, November 21, 2003

Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack
A cheery thought for a Friday night, from the wingnuts at Newsmax:
Discussing the hypothetical dangers posed to the U.S. in the wake of Sept. 11, Franks said that “the worst thing that could happen” is if terrorists acquire and then use a biological, chemical or nuclear weapon that inflicts heavy casualties.

If that happens, Franks said, “... the Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.”

Well, that explains why the Bushies are doing everything possible to provoke an attack, while refusing to protect our ports and sending thousands of our supposed defenders to get shot at in the deserts of Iraq.

Franks then offered “in a practical sense” what he thinks would happen in the aftermath of such an attack.

“It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world – it may be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important.”

Actually, I'd say that happened with the last terrorist attack.

But don't worry; Franks is crazy. To prove it, here's what he said about aWol:

As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character. A very thoughtful man, not having been appraised properly by those who would say he’s not very smart. I find the contrary. I think he’s very, very bright. And I suspect that he’ll be judged as a man who led this country through a crease in history effectively. Probably we’ll think of him in years to come as an American hero.

Anyone who thinks Bush is "very, very bright" is very, very stupid.

And if you ever had any doubts that the Bushies even considered analyzing what happened on 9/11, Franks puts that notion to rest:

Franks said that within hours of the attacks, he was given orders to prepare to root out the Taliban in Afghanistan and to capture bin Laden.

Somebody must have gotten to him before Rumsfeld, because Rummy would have told him to prepare the attack on Iraq.

The whole gang of Bushies is insane. At least this dimwitted yahoo has retired.

Franks ended his interview with a less-than-optimistic note. “It’s not in the history of civilization for peace ever to reign. Never has in the history of man. ... I doubt that we’ll ever have a time when the world will actually be at peace.”

Not as long as morons like you and aWol are running things, General. Iraq wasn't threatening anybody, and you attacked anyway.