Retired General Tommy Franks, former CIA Director George Tenent and former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer were awarded the Medal of Freedom by Bush today.
Bush said Franks "led the forces that fought and won two wars in the defense of the world's security and helped liberate more than 50 million people from two of the worst tyrannies in the world."
Yes, I’ll never forget the tears of joy we, as a nation, shared when the troops came home victorious from Iraq and Afghanistan and freedom reigned in the two brightest Democracies in the Middle East.
Or, as Sidney Blumenthal just said on Air America, “What would they have got if they succeeded?”
The Medal of Freedom, established by President Truman in 1945 to recognize civilians for their efforts during World War II, was reinstated by President Kennedy in 1963 to honor distinguished service.
This sounds like a worthy crew to join this club.
Bush Awards Medal of Freedom to Three