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Retired army general Tommy Franks, leader of US invasion of Iraq, releases memoir

Wed Aug 4, 1:25 PM ET

in a telephone conference call to promote the book:-

"I hoped that the Iraqis would immediately rise up and become part of the solution," he said.

"We simply didn't know. For that reason, we didn't know how long our operations would take," Franks added, estimating that

US forces could be in Iraq for five more years.
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