An Online Magazine
He voted to kill the Bradley Fighting VehicleThis is from the RNC Research Briefing of 22 February. Of course, it's pure crap.
He voted to kill the M-1 Abrams Tank
He voted to kill every Aircraft carrier laid down from 1988
He voted to kill the Aegis anti aircraft system
He voted to Kill the F-15 strike eagle
He voted to Kill the Block 60 F-16
He voted to Kill the P-3 Orion upgrade
He voted to Kill the B-1
He voted to Kill the B-2
He voted to Kill the Patriot anti Missile system
He voted to Kill the FA-18
He voted to Kill the B-2
He voted to Kill the F117
"...In other words, Kerry was one of 16 senators (including five Republicans) to vote against a defense appropriations bill 14 years ago. He was also one of an unspecified number of senators to vote against a conference report on a defense bill nine years ago. The RNC takes these facts and extrapolates from them that he voted against a dozen weapons systems that were in those bills. The Republicans could have claimed, with equal logic, that Kerry voted to abolish the entire U.S. armed forces, but that might have raised suspicions. Claiming that he opposed a list of specific weapons systems has an air of plausibility. On close examination, though, it reeks of rank dishonesty...."Of course, some of our less refined right wing brethren have added comments and embellishments, such as:
"... In short, he voted to kill every military appropriation for the development and deployment of every weapons systems since 1988 to include the battle armor for our troops. With Kerry as president our Army will be made up of naked men running around with sticks and clubs..."Isn't this fun?
"...The United States on Thursday rejected pressure for an investigation into whether it pushed former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to resign and said it would not prop up "failed" elected leaders.Aristide has always been looked on as a "Socialist" by this administration, and was an "easy out".
After days of criticism that Aristide was ousted in a U.S.-assisted coup, the Bush administration's new defense of his "rescue" stoked fears its Haiti policy set a precedent for other leftists in Latin America, such as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez..."
Britain faces a flood of cheap heroin following two years of bumper opium poppy harvests in Afghanistan, the United Nations warned last night...The UN-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned that western Europe was about to pay the price of a surge in Afghanistan's heroin production since the Taliban was removed from power..."Of course, Afghanistan has no oil, so sending Halliburton or Bechtel in to rebuild the country with no-bid, cost-plus contracts wouldn't be fiscally prudent. Speaking of great success, I see that things are going so well in Iraq that the administration doesn't feel that any more money is required!
It... shows the effects of spending $30 billion to maintain U.S. forces in Iraq. Bush's budget omitted that expenditure, even as administration officials conceded they would ask for up to $50 billion after this November's presidential and congressional elections.That's it. Total. No more money after that will be needed--Ever.
"I'm disappointed but not surprised that the President would try to trade on the heroism of those fire fighters in the September 11 attacks. The use of 9/11 images are hypocrisy at its worst. Here's a President that initially opposed the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and now uses its first anniversary as cause to promote his re-election. Here is a President that proposed two budgets with no funding for FIRE Act grants and still plays on the image of America's bravest. His advertisements are disgraceful.This is the same trick this administration plays over and over and over again. The post just below this one is another good example of it. They say one thing, then do the opposite; or something happens and they describe the event as if the opposite thing had occurred.
"Bush is calling on the biggest disaster in our country's history, and indeed in the history of the fire service, to win sympathy for his campaign. Since the attacks, Bush has been using images of himself putting his arm around a retired FDNY fire fighter on the pile of rubble at ground zero. But for two and a half years he has basically shortchanged fire fighters and the safety of our homeland by not providing fire fighters the resources needed to do the job that America deserves...."
"...Bush administration officials counter that yesterday's attacks are a byproduct of U.S. progress. "What it is more than anything else is major desperation on their part, as we get closer and closer to standing up a new government in Iraq," Cheney told MSNBC yesterday..."Man, I'll bet those Shiites are asking themselves, "How can we get some more of this success? We were never this successful before our American friends showed up to help us succeed. Maybe we can get them to lay some of this good success on our Sunni and Kurd neighbors down the road. That would be way cool."
“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz
Oh My Goodness!
Father Knows Best
43% Solution (National Guard)
Busting a Freeper
A Comment Brought To You By Mrs. 9Driver
Crooks and Liars
Back To Iraq
Digby (Great Writer!)
The General JC Christian