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  • Did Kerry Oppose Tanks & Planes? Not Lately

    Kerry voted often against nuclear missiles and bombers in the '90s, but GOP claims that he opposed a long list of conventional weapons are overblown.

    Bush’s campaign chairman Marc Racicot on Feb. 22 accused Kerry of “voting against the weapons systems that are winning the War on Terror” and says Kerry was for "canceling or cutting funding for the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the B-1B, the F-15, the F-16, the M1 Abrams, the Patriot Missile, the AH-64 Apache Helicopter, the Tomahawk Cruise Missile, and the Aegis Air-Defense Cruiser." Another Bush campaign spokesman said Kerry has a "32-year history of voting to cut defense programs and cut defense systems" (a clear impossibility since Kerry has been in office less than 20 years.)

    It's true Kerry expressed opposition to those weapons 20 years ago as a candidate, voted against Pentagon budgets several times as a senator in the early and mid-1990's, and proposed cuts in military and intelligence budgets as deficit-reduction measures as recently as 1996.

    But Kerry's votes against specific military hardware were mostly against strategic nuclear weapons including the B-2 bomber, Trident missile and anti-missile items, not against conventional equipment such as tanks. And Kerry has a point when he says “I've voted for some of the largest defense and intelligence budgets in our history,” which is correct. He's voted for military spending bills regularly since 1997.



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    proposed cuts in military and intelligence budgets as recently as 1996.

    Thanks Buddy.
    Un-Official Sponsor of Randy Choate and Kevin Siegrist

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lazydaze@Feb 27 2004, 09:00 AM
      proposed cuts in military and intelligence budgets as recently as 1996.



      Thanks Buddy.
      ~~GOP claims that he opposed a long list of conventional weapons are overblown.
      ~~Republicans shouldn't make too much of these votes, however, since President Bush's own father announced in his 1992 State of the Union address that he would be ceasing further production of B-2 bombers and MX missiles, and would cut military spending by 30 percent over several years.
      ~~He's voted for military spending bills regularly since 1997.
      ~~It also implies that Kerry has continued to vote for cuts over his entire career, which isn't true.




      Hey, you're quite welcome.


      Mr. G

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      • #4
        Is GWB1 running for president again?

        I thought we were comparing Kerry to GWB.

        So are you saying Kerry is a chickenhawk?


        based on what you said, he has been voting for military spending increases since 1997.

        backed the Iraq Liberation Act
        backed Patriot Act
        Voted for the war in Iraq.


        voted against funding that War.


        Sounds like the very definition of chicknhawk.


        Kerry is the shape shifter.

        He can be anything you wnat him to be. Just ask him.
        Un-Official Sponsor of Randy Choate and Kevin Siegrist

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lazydaze@Feb 27 2004, 09:51 AM
          Is GWB1 running for president again?

          I thought we were comparing Kerry to GWB.

          So are you saying Kerry is a chickenhawk?


          based on what you said, he has been voting for military spending increases since 1997.

          backed the Iraq Liberation Act
          backed Patriot Act
          Voted for the war in Iraq.


          voted against funding that War.


          Sounds like the very definition of chicknhawk.


          Kerry is the shape shifter.

          He can be anything you wnat him to be. Just ask him.

          John Kerry a chickenhawk? Please.

          Here's the definition of chickenhawk:

          Chickenhawk n. A person enthusiastic about war, provided someone else fights it.

          December 2, 1968:
          Kerry gets his first taste of intense combat, and is wounded in the arm. He is awarded a Purple Heart.

          February 20, 1969:
          Kerry is wounded again, taking shrapnel in the left thigh, after a gunboat battle. He is awarded a second Purple Heart.

          February 28, 1969:
          Kerry and his boat crew, coming under attack while patroling in the Mekong Delta, decide to counterattack. In the middle of the ensuing firefight, Kerry leaves his boat, pursues a Viet Cong fighter into a small hut, kills him, and retreives a rocket launcher. He is awarded a Silver Star.

          March 13, 1969:
          A mine detonates near Kerry's boat, wounding him in the right arm. He is awarded a third Purple Heart. He is also awarded a Bronze Star for pulling a crew member, who had fallen overboard, back on the boat amidst a firefight.


          You want chickenhawks? Look no further than right here.


          Mr. G

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          • #6
            based on what you said, he has been voting for military spending increases since 1997.

            backed the Iraq Liberation Act
            backed Patriot Act
            Voted for the war in Iraq.


            voted against funding that War.
            Un-Official Sponsor of Randy Choate and Kevin Siegrist

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