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Franks: Attacks Tied to U.S. Elections

The recent rise in insurgent attacks in Iraq could be tied to the U.S. election cycle, the former commander of American forces in the region said Thursday. Retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks said he expects the attacks on military forces and civilians to escalate in frequency and sophistication as the presidential election nears. April has been the deadliest month since the war began March 20, 2003. “When you see simultaneous bombings, that implies a level of organization which we haven’t seen before,” he said. “If you were a terrorist, you would work very hard during this period to create difficulties, and I believe that’s an awful lot of what we’re seeing right now.” Franks’ comments came before he spoke Thursday night as part of Harding University’s American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series. Full Story

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