January 19, 2008

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer had harsh criticism of Ret General Tommy Franks over his charging $100,000 to allow his name to be used to endorse an "F" rated veterans charity known for ripping off donors and wounded veterans.

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Schieffer: [W]e don't hire our generals to rubber-stamp every idea their civilian bosses come up with. We hire them for their expertise on military matters, and Franks went along with a plan that violated the first rule of warfare: never invade unless you have an overwhelming advantage and a firm idea of what to do next.

Franks has since retired, but I have questions now that go far beyond his military expertise. [...]

What kind of PERSON would insist, or even ALLOW himself, to be paid to raise money for those who were wounded while serving under him?

Franks says he severed his connection to the fundraiser when he realized most of the money he helped raise went to the fundraiser, not the troops. But doesn't he owe the troops a little more than that?


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