Skip to comments.Tommy Franks Defends Dubai Ports Deal
Posted on 02/23/2006 12:00:42 AM PST by Dane
Tommy Franks Defends Dubai Ports Deal
Former CENTCOM commanding general Tommy Franks said Wednesday that the Bush administration was right to approve a deal for a United Arab Emirates-based company to run six major U.S. ports.
"We have more U.S. Navy ships using the port in Dubai, Jebel Ali, than any other port outside the United States," Franks told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes."
The former Iraq war commander explained U.S. reliance on the Dubai port facility by saying, "We know he difference between an enemy and a friend."
"The Emirates is a friend," Franks aid. "That is the best run port that I've ever seen."
Gen. Franks said the Dubai company had three essential qualities that commend it for the task of running U.S. ports: the capacity to handle the job, the inclination to do it right and security, which he noted "will remain, in any case, in the hands of the United States Coast Guard."
I'll go with Gen. Franks.
I knew this BS story would begin to crumble soon, but I didn't think THIS soon.
I predict a lot of FReepers who've been shouting "Franks in '08!" will be altering their taglines after this.
Or, should we trust Schmuckie Schumer, or Tommy Franks?
Franks. Hands down.
I watched it. Good job Tommy. :)
The question is with all the controls available to Homeland Security, is it really more dangerous to have these people owning it?
Dont fall for it -See Bush is from Texas and so IS Franks. Who cant see the conspiracy here --even Franks is bought and sold. Franks is prob getting Free Ranger tickets for life what a sell out
I did not know it would crumble but I suspected given the quarters it came from that it was a suspect worry.
I have certainly heard a very very different tone today than earlier in the week.
I'll bet there's a Katrina angle in there somewhere.
Now I know it's bad--I just saw Dick Gregory driving past Cheney's place, tossing quails out the window.
I cant wait to see this place during the Republican Presidentail Primary season. It will be cutthroat. Promises never to vote Republican ever again if x isnt voted in or if y is elected. Should be a riot after seeing how vicious it became today
Dick Gregory, David Greogory--I bet that's not the first time that's happened this week.
God, I about ready to take some abuse for poor ole New Orleans on here if people would shut up about these ports.
LOL! Sheesh, every new piece of background on this makes me glad i changed my mind about an hour or two after first being against this.
Translation: "Shut up, homeland. I got some boys in ships ovah theah."
Yeah, it's going to crash and burn in the end.
Give a choice between trusting General Franks and Chuck Schumer, and its a no-brainer.
Dick Gregory was a pretty good slip of the typing fingers DW.
bayou, I have not been around much today. I bet it has been quite a scene though.
Just like in 2000 and 2004. Is Pat Paulson running?
Nah, most of us are already too sick of both Big Stupid Government parties to waste any time, energy or money on them.
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