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Tom Ricks and I were just sitting around the office wondering what Tommy Franks was doing these days when Nate Fick piped up to mention that he is running a stud farm in Oklahoma in addition to overseeing something called the Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum. I swear I am not making this up -- nor am I making up the fact that two of the prize stallions on the Franks stud farm are named "Shock" and "Awe."
Readers, sometimes my formidable powers of irony and sarcasm simply fail me. I am both shocked and awed. You guys are on your own here. And whoever sends me a Tommy Franks koozie for my birthday rules.