Franks Briefs Press; Press Remains Skeptical

In a press briefing today, General Tommy Franks responded angrily to criticism of his army’s progress to date, and denied published reports that he requested more troops but was turned down by Secretary Rumsfeld. The Associated Press wasn’t fooled, however. Its lead paragraph noted that Franks “sidestepped” a question about whether the war might last into the summer. Franks replied, “One never knows how long a war will take.”


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