Inspirational Quotes by Tommy Franks

The military infrastructure grew me. My faith in God is important, my belief in my country is important, my relationship to my family is important, the things that Mom and Dad tell you growing up are important.

Tommy Franks

No plan survives contact with the enemy.

Tommy Franks

No one hates war like a soldier hates war.

Tommy Franks

I think any time we lose people, it’s a hard moment.

Tommy Franks

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.

Tommy Franks

If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government.

Tommy Franks

The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.

Tommy Franks

As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character.

Tommy Franks

Probably we’ll think of Bush in years to come as an American hero.

Tommy Franks

I, for one, begin with intent. There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.

Tommy Franks

America decided we were going to stand by and let Americans die at the hands of terrorists a long time ago.

Tommy Franks

I remember when I was a private soldier. I remember the days when I was taken care of and when I was not taken care of.

Tommy Franks

I’m a pretty serious Independent.

Tommy Franks

I’m not a fan almost anywhere of announcing to the enemy of what I’m going to do.

Tommy Franks

I’m not a fan of what we call ‘friendly fire’ or ‘blue on blue.’ We don’t want to have that.

Tommy Franks

We have learned that precision munitions go precisely where they’re targeted to go. We’ve learned that the introduction of human beings in the equation, who can cause the precision munitions to go precisely where they should go, pays a huge dividend.

Tommy Franks

We have learned the need to be flexible or to have flexible forces, agile forces, who can move quickly, secure themselves when they arrive in a location, assess the needs of a given mission, and move to that mission.

Tommy Franks

I had a hope that the Iraqis would embrace a new government, would establish a new Iraq very quickly, and, but I never had that as an expectation.

Tommy Franks