Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Kerry's 1984 Anti-Defense Senate Campaign Docs
For those familiar with Kerry's record, the issue is NOT that Dick Cheney, at the time Cheney was Secretary of Defense, identified items which appeared appropriate for downsizing during that period following the end of the cold war and preceding the first attack on the WTC. Rather it's that Kerry positioned himself as anti-defense in all of his Senate campaigns and has regularly opposed near if not all military programs. Further note that Kerry has never sponsored ANY defense initiative over all these years and strongly opposed those measures which led to the defeat of the Soviet Union at the very height of the Cold War.
Now compare with Zell Miller's speech:
And, no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.
Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons system that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror.
Listing all the weapon systems that Senator Kerry tried his best to shut down sounds like an auctioneer selling off our national security but Americans need to know the facts.
The B-1 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, dropped 40 percent of the bombs in the first six months of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The B-2 bomber, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered air strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hussein's command post in Iraq.
The F-14A Tomcats, that Senator Kerry opposed, shot down Khadifi's Libyan MIGs over the Gulf of Sidra. The modernized F-14D, that Senator Kerry opposed, delivered missile strikes against Tora Bora.
The Apache helicopter, that Senator Kerry opposed, took out those Republican Guard tanks in Kuwait in the Gulf War. The F-15 Eagles, that Senator Kerry opposed, flew cover over our Nation's Capital and this very city after 9/11.
I could go on and on and on: against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein's scud missiles over Israel; against the Aegis air-defense cruiser; against the Strategic Defense Initiative; against the Trident missile; against, against, against.
This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces?
U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?