General Tommy Franks has heard enough. Tuesday, he laid waste to JF Kerry's Tora Bora line: "I was responsible for the operation at Tora Bora, and I can tell you that the senator's understanding of events doesn't square with reality."
The Kerry campaign accused him of changing his story while campaigning for the President, but he repeated exactly what was said at the time.
"We don't know to this day whether Mr. bin Laden was at Tora Bora in December 2001. Some intelligence sources said he was; others indicated he was in Pakistan at the time; still others suggested he was in Kashmir,'' wrote Franks [in a New York Times Op/Ed], who led the invasions of Afghanistan and later Iraq as chief of the U.S. military's Central Command.General Franks concluded: "And Iraq is one of the places that war must be fought and won. George W. Bush has his eye on that ball and Senator John Kerry does not."
``Tora Bora was teeming with Taliban and Qaeda operatives, many of whom were killed or captured, but Mr. bin Laden was never within our gasp.''
Franks contended that the American military did not outsource military action, although ``we did rely heavily on Afghans because they knew Tora Bora.''
My corollary is: "When the facts don't fit the model JF Kerry needs to be elected, he or his crew either deny and contradict them or simply invent new ones."
It is not known if PJB will be able to sway the rest of the Neptunian vote in the President's direction.
It is heartening, though, to realize that Spongebob has to yet been enfranchised to vote. Then again, with the crack-laced left(ish) "get-out-the-vote" campaigns, it may be only a matter of time.
And my Nancy Sinatra CD arrived from Amazon today. (There's a story behind that one.)