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more Bush/Cheney lies
    #2627511 - 05/02/04 11:49 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)


Vice President Richard Cheney gave a brutal hatchet job of a speech yesterday. And it would have been a convincing attack on Kerry, had it not been so stomach-churningly inaccurate and malicious.

Among other things, Cheney said:

[Kerry] proposed reductions in funding for the Tomahawk cruise missile and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. And at numerous times, Senator Kerry has voted against funding weapons systems vital to fighting and winning the war on terror, such as the Blackhawk helicopter and the Predator drone.

If you check Kerry?s record?

Kerry supported at least $6 billion in defense authorizations for the Tomahawk.

Kerry backed at least $8.5 billion in defense authorizations for Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Kerry has supported at least $13 billion in defense authorizations on versions of the Blackhawk.

As for Dick Cheney?

Cheney?s defense budget was so pared-down that it didn?t include any funds for more Tomahawk missiles in 1991, despite stocks rapidly diminished by the military action in the Persian Gulf.

- Washington Post, 2/5/91; Aerospace Daily, 1/23/91; AP, 6/20/90

?Major weapons killed include the Army's M-2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Navy's Trident submarine and F-14 aircraft, and the Air Force's F-16 airplane. Cheney decided the military already has enough of these weapons.?

- Boston Globe, 2/5/91

?The Pentagon?s internal budget deliberations recommended termination of the Black Hawk program under Secretary Cheney.?

-Aerospace Daily, 5/15/90

The Washington Post also did a nice job of debunking Cheney?s attack on Kerry on intelligence funding. Give it a read if you?re interested in hearing how much bigger the proposed Republican cut was, and how Cheney distorted Kerry?s actual record.

Cheney, Bush and their cronies are going to extravagant lengths to paint Kerry as soft on defense. It's pure spin. Put side by side, he's consistently stronger than Cheney.

But here?s the bigger picture. Not only does Kerry come out better on specific defense-related votes, he beats Bush on national security because he wouldn?t undercut our troops.

He wouldn?t send them into unnecessary wars without help from allies, or repeatedly cut combat pay, or slash veteran's health care, or withhold needed equipment.

Bush is trying to distract us from the fact that he himself hasn't supported the troops. Kerry has, does, and will.

J.R. Norton [research director

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Re: more Bush/Cheney lies [Re: whiterasta]
    #2627544 - 05/02/04 12:11 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

only their record counts.

not ours.

All I know is The Growery is a place where losers who get banned here go.

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Re: more Bush/Cheney lies [Re: whiterasta]
    #2627583 - 05/02/04 12:29 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know.

-Donald Rumsfeld 2/2/02 Pentagon

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Re: more Bush/Cheney lies [Re: Xochitl]
    #2627606 - 05/02/04 12:41 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Just using republican tactics of reiterating ad infinitum:lol:

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