Either LiberalHunting is lying his ass off, or, he is repeating wholesale, the bullshit he heard from the Bush campaign.
I know he isnt, but he is still supporting Kerry, that thats what Kerry is all about. Kerry's voting record confirms it. A vote for Kerry is a vote against the military IMO.
Voting record? Let's take a look at the voting record. Shall we?
Late April, the Bush re-selection campaign released a total of 10 ads, all repeating claims that Kerry opposed a list of mainstream military hardware "vital to winning the war on terror."
The claims are bullshit.
The Bush re-selection campaign and mindless groupies like liberalhunting, base their claim mainly on Kerry's votes against overall Pentagon money bills in 1990, 1995 and 1996, but these were not votes against specific weapons. And in fact, Kerry voted for Pentagon authorization bills in 16 of the 19 years he's been in the Senate. So even by the Bush campaign's twisted logic, Kerry should, on balance, be called a supporter of the "vital" weapons, more so than an opponent.
The bullshit that Kerry is against the military is based similarly on Kerry's vote last year against an $87 billion emergency supplemental appropriation bill to finance military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It included $300 million for the latest, ceramic-plate type of body armor for troops who had been sent to war without it. The body-armor funds amounted to about 1/3 of one percent of the total.
It is true that when Kerry first ran for the Senate in 1984 he did call specifically for canceling the AH-64 Apache helicopter. What the claims by liberalhunting lacks is historic CONTEXT and cold hard FACTS: the Cold War was ending and the Apache was designed principally as a weapon to be used against Soviet tanks. And in fact, even Dickless Cheney himself, who is now Co-President but who then was Secretary of Defense, also proposed canceling the Apache helicopter program five years after Kerry did. As Dickless Cheney told the House Armed Services Committee on Aug. 13, 1989:
"The Army, as I indicated in my earlier testimony, recommended to me that we keep a robust Apache helicopter program going forward, AH-64; . . . I forced the Army to make choices. I said, "You can't have all three. We don't have the money for all three." So I recommended that we cancel the AH-64 program two years out. That would save $1.6 billion in procurement and $200 million in spares over the next five years." - Co- President Cheney
Two years later Cheney's Pentagon budget also proposed elimination of further production of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle as well. It was among 81 Pentagon programs targeted for termination, including the F-14 and F-16 aircraft. "Cheney decided the military already has enough of these weapons," the Boston Globe reported at the time.
Does that make Cheney against the military? Of course not. But by the logic of konservative whores like liberalhunting and the Bush campaign, Cheney himself would be vulnerable to just such a charge, and so would Bush's father, who was president at the time.
So, liberalhunting, do you want to have a REAL discussion based on the facts, or, do you want to continue stroking Bush's cock by repeating his lies?