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Sunday, November 23, 2003
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Generals And Political Theory Don't Mix


This is why civilians rule this country, and the military follows orders. General Tommy Franks opines (thanks to Anarchy Xero for the heads up):

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."

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."

The general went on to discuss his suspicion that al Qaeda is planning to corrupt our precious bodily fluids to undermine our liberty. "I first became aware of it during the physical act of love. Yes, a profound sense of fatigue... a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence," he said. "I can assure you it has not recurred. Women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, but I do deny them my essence."

General Franks concluded the interview by observing that the world will never be at peace because he aims to make it so.

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