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General Franks in Qatar

Responding to a question after a speech yesterday in Doha, Qatar, General Tommy Franks lamented the lack of accountability in the media:

“The number of stories presented in any media outlet over the last five years that can be called into question and proven invalid is huge, and the number of incorrect assertions and absurd allegations is enormous.

If you as a military officer, diplomat or politician, use your judgement to make decisions and if your judgement is bad, what happens? You lose your job, livelihood, because you are responsible for what you do..."

In the same Q&A session Franks also was quoted saying "I doubt that we will ever see an armed conflict with Iran."