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FRANKS: I had cause to believe over a period of time that there might be puddles and pockets of--I call them bad guys...So I suggested that some of the Afghans we work with conduct a sweep. When they conducted the sweep, they got shot at. So they came back and reported this. Then our people went with them, and our people were shot at. And so when our people get shot at, they will take the action that is appropriate on the scene, and that's exactly what they did in this case.
TIME: Have you been tasked to come up with plans to attack Iraq?
FRANKS: In a whole variety of areas--and it's not specific to Iraq--we are in the business, and have been for some time now, of reviewing the suite of warplanes that we have, based on lessons that we have taken over the last six months.
TIME: If we decide to attack Iraq, will we have access to Saudi Arabia bases?
FRANKS: I don't know whether we will or not. The experience with Saudi over 50 years is that Saudi has been there when we needed them.