Kerry Slam of the Day
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, March 12, 2004 - Save & Share - 2 Comments


1997, “Now that [the Cold War] struggle is over, why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to grow?”

September 1995, two years after the first World Trade Center attack, Senator Kerry proposed cutting $1.5 billion from the intelligence budget.

1994 Kerry twice pushed to cut $1 billion from the budgets of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and from Tactical Intelligence, and advocated freezing their budgets.

Kerry has voted against funding the MX missile, the Patriot missile, the Apache helicopter, the Blackhawk helicopter, the B-1 Bomber, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and just about every significant weapons system used in the war on terrorism,

Yep, he served in Vietnam, but I served in OIF, and I outrank Kerry. Does that give me more credibility on foreign policy than either he or GWB?

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2 Responses to “Kerry Slam of the Day”

Comment from etrigan
Time March 12, 2004 at 3:02 pm

I might suggest that these “intelligence” departments do as much interferring with foreign governments as they do actual spying. I don’t want my tax dollars spent forcing into power a particular politician in…I don’t know…say, Haiti.

> cutting $1.5 billion … cut $1 billion

What’s the total budget? Was this all at once or over 10 years? It’s typical of any news report to suggest “big numbers” like this without perspective.

> Kerry has voted against funding…just about every significant weapons system used in the war on terrorism

I agree with this. Now that the Cold War is over, many of these weapons are obsolete or are unneccesary in the quantities we produce them. Their manufacture only serves for the government to provide state welfare in the form of military manufacturing contracts.

Comment from etrigan
Time March 12, 2004 at 3:18 pm

even better, Ben has this update about the “cost of our nuclear arsenal”: at TrueMajority which aligns with my final statement.

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