General Franks To Announce Support For Rumsfeld

As the breathlessness grows over calls by a handful of former generals for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign, The Political Pit Bull has learned that General Tommy Franks--the former commander of CENTCOM who led both Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq--will announce on tonight's Hardball that he supports Rumsfeld and respects the job that he has done as Secretary of Defense. As someone who worked more intimately with Rumsfeld than any of the retired generals that are criticizing him, General Franks is in a unique position to comment on Rumsfeld's performance.