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JOHN KERRY's RECORD ON INTELLIGENCE

Posted on 01/28/2004 12:23:18 PM PST by Headfulofghosts

SENATOR KERRY FOUGHT TO SLASH INTELLIGENCE FUNDING BY AT LEAST $2.5 BILLION

1995: Proposed Bill Cutting $1.5 Billion From Intelligence Budget. Kerry introduced a bill that would “reduce the Intelligence budget by $300 million in each of fiscal years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.”There were no cosponsors of Kerry’s bill, which never made it to the floor for a vote. (S. 1290, Introduced 9/29/95)1995: Voted To Slash FBI Funding By $80 Million. (H.R. 2076, CQ Vote #480: Adopted 49-41: R 9-40; D 40-1, 9/29/95, Kerry Voted Yea)

1994: Proposed Bill To Gut $1 Billion From Intelligence And Freeze Spending For Two Major Intelligence Programs. Kerry proposed a bill cutting $1 billion from the budgets of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and from Tactical Intelligence, and freezing their budgets. The bill did not make it to a vote, but the language was later submitted (and defeated – see below) as S. Amdt. 1452 to H.R. 3759. (S. 1826, Introduced 2/3/94)

1997: Kerry Questioned Growth Of Intelligence Community After Cold War. “Now that that [Cold War] struggle is over, why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to grow even as Government resources for new and essential priorities fall far short of what is necessary? …” (Senator John Kerry Agreeing That Critic's Concerns Be Addressed, Congressional Record, 5/1/97, p. S3891)

When His Bill Stalled In Committee, Kerry Proposed $1 Billion Cut As Amendment Instead. Kerry proposed cutting $1 billion from the National Foreign Intelligence Program and Tactical Intelligence budgets, and freezing their budgets. The amendment was defeated, with even Graham, Lieberman and Braun voting against Kerry. (Amdt.. To H.R. 3759, CQ Vote #39: Rejected 20-75: R 3-37; D 17-38, 2/10/94, Kerry Voted Yea; Graham, Lieberman And Braun Voted Nay)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; intelligence; johnkerry; kerry

1 posted on 01/28/2004 12:23:18 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
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To: Headfulofghosts
JOHN KERRY's RECORD ON INTELLIGENCE

First reaction: does he have any?

2 posted on 01/28/2004 12:26:03 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." GWB 1/20/04)
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To: Headfulofghosts
And this joker wants to be the prez? If he makes it, I can visualize another 911 occurring unless he surrenders to the islamics ahead of time.
3 posted on 01/28/2004 12:27:40 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Headfulofghosts
And it begins. I wonder how the dems wil like having a self-confessed war criminal for a candidate? I guess it's OK since he said he's sorry.
4 posted on 01/28/2004 12:28:11 PM PST by js1138
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To: js1138
I think you mean the other Kerrey.

On the main topic, we have 18 years of voting records on John Kerry. There's a lot of fun stuff in there.
5 posted on 01/28/2004 12:29:56 PM PST by July 4th (George W. Bush, Avenger of the Bones)
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To: Headfulofghosts
"1997: Kerry Questioned Growth Of Intelligence Community After Cold War."

Heck...Kerry questioned the very existence of a threat from the Soviet Union during the Cold War. If you listen to him now, his spin is that he only wanted to cut mechanical intelligence as he still supported human intelligence. BS! This is a guy who wouldn't recognize a threat if it bit him on the ass.
6 posted on 01/28/2004 12:30:31 PM PST by cwb (Dean = Dr. Jeckyll exposing his Hyde)
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To: All
To be abs.honest, I would be more afraid of Wesley Clark as President than G.W.B. or Howard Dean combinded.
7 posted on 01/28/2004 12:31:49 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
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To: July 4th
I think you mean the other Kerrey.

Ooops. What a silly mistake. Hope no one makes it in the campaign.

8 posted on 01/28/2004 12:32:17 PM PST by js1138
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Kerry, whose involvement in politics arose out of his virulent opposition to the Vietnam War, said at the beginning of his career that he would like to "almost eliminate CIA activity."
9 posted on 01/28/2004 12:33:19 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
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SEN. JOHN KERRY ON HIS VARIOUS PROPOSALS TO CUT INTELLIGENCE FUNDING: “I was on the Intelligence Committee. What we were trying to do, some of us, was push the funding not into technical means. There was a fascination always with satellites, listening devices, not with human intelligence. I’ve always been somebody who has felt that we needed human intelligence, that’s our failure. … I wanted to reduce spending from The National Technical Means and change the culture of our intelligence gathering.” (Fox News “Sunday,” 1/25/04)

THE FACTS ON KERRY’S EFFORTS TO CUT INTELLIGENCE FUNDING

In 1997, Kerry Questioned Size Of Intelligence Community. “Now that [the Cold War] struggle is over, why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to grow …” (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 5/1/97, p. S3891)

In 1995, Kerry Proposed Bill To Gut $1.5 Billion From Overall Intelligence Budget, Not Specific Programs. Kerry introduced a bill that would “reduce the Intelligence budget by $300 million in each of fiscal years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.” There were no cosponsors of Kerry’s 1995 bill, which never made it to the floor for a vote. (S. 1290, Introduced 9/29/95)

In 1994, Kerry Proposed Bill To Gut $1 Billion From Intelligence And Freeze Intelligence Spending. Kerry proposed a bill cutting $1 billion from the budgets of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and from Tactical Intelligence, and freezing their budgets. (S. 1826, Introduced 2/3/1994)

In 1994, Kerry Proposed And Voted To Cut $1 Billion From Intelligence. Kerry proposed cutting $1 billion from the budgets of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and from Tactical Intelligence, and freezing their budgets. The amendment was soundly defeated. (S. Amdt. 1452, Introduced 2/9/94; H.R. 3759, CQ Vote #39: Rejected 20-75: R 3-37; D 17-38, 2/10/94, Kerry Voted Yea)

Proposed Cuts Would Have Hurt All Intelligence Programs And Military Readiness:

ü U.S. Code: National Foreign Intelligence Program Encompasses All Aspects Of Intelligence Community Programs And Efforts. “The term ‘National Foreign Intelligence Program’ refers to all programs, projects, and activities of the intelligence community, as well as any other programs of the intelligence community designated jointly by the Director of Central Intelligence and the head of a United States department or agency or by the President.” (50 U.S.C. § 401a-6)

ü Major Component Of National Foreign Intelligence Program Is FBI’s Nationwide Counter Terrorism Programs. “Important responsibilities of the FBI’s [Field Offices] are foreign counterintelligence and counter terrorism within the United States, economic espionage, and the ANSIR (Awareness of National Security Issues and Response) Program. Special Agents working these programs strive to detect and thwart the intelligence collection activities of foreign powers and their agents, and take aggressive measures to reduce the vulnerabilities of the United States to terrorism.” (“The National Foreign Intelligence Program,” FBI Baltimore Division Website, http://baltimore.fbi.gov/nfip.htm, Accessed 1/25/04)

ü Tactical Intelligence Provides Vital, Time-Sensitive Support For Commanders And Soldiers On Ground. Tactical Intelligence includes “[t]hose activities outside the National Foreign Intelligence Program that accomplish the following: a. respond to operational commanders’ tasking for time-sensitive information on foreign entities; b. respond to national intelligence community tasking of systems whose primary mission is support to operating forces; c. train personnel for intelligence duties; d. provide an intelligence reserve; or e. are devoted to research and development of intelligence or related capabilities. Specifically excluded are programs that are so closely integrated with a weapon system that their primary function is to provide immediate-use targeting data.” (“Tactical Intelligence And Related Activities,” Department Of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/, 6/5/03)

In 1993, Kerry Proposed $45 Billion In Science, Intelligence And Defense Spending Cuts. (John Aloysius Farrell, “Buchanan Vindicated, But Pulitzer Unlikely,” The Boston Globe, 11/20/93
10 posted on 01/28/2004 12:34:45 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
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To: lilylangtree
Remember that in his first congressional race (he lost) he publicly advocated the dismantling of the CIA and a defense policy that requires UN approval to deploy troops.
11 posted on 01/28/2004 12:38:45 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: Headfulofghosts
JOHN KERRY's RECORD ON INTELLIGENCE

Oxymoron.

12 posted on 01/28/2004 12:40:44 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Headfulofghosts
Kerry spent the latter-half of the 1980's leaking classified materials to the Boston Globe. Or instructed his staffers to do so, same difference.
13 posted on 01/28/2004 12:40:49 PM PST by angkor
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To: angkor
Isn't leaking information illegal?
14 posted on 01/28/2004 12:48:28 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
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To: Headfulofghosts
This is Gawd awful. America has a choice between this idiot & the current guy who is as liberal as a moderate democrate adding to not protecting us by supporting PC, insecure borders & illegals on demand. Why are the people voting in This "Two-Party Cartel"?
15 posted on 01/28/2004 12:54:41 PM PST by Digger
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To: July 4th
we have 18 years of voting records on John Kerry. There's a lot of fun stuff in there.

It is going to be fun. Isn't it great that Bush has lots and lots of money to wage his campaign against Kerry (if he is the nominee) and doesn't have to waste any of it on primary battles?

Side note: Just the limited exposure of Mrs. Heinz Kerry last night should give a lot of people pause. She has the dignity of a warthog; not first lady caliber. These images do have an effect on voters.

16 posted on 01/28/2004 12:55:45 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Headfulofghosts
I wish the Democrats would be as tough on our enemies as they are on Bush.
17 posted on 01/28/2004 12:56:32 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Headfulofghosts
Isn't leaking information illegal?

I believe the Rats declared it legal from 1980 through 1992.

18 posted on 01/28/2004 1:03:46 PM PST by angkor
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To: Headfulofghosts
http://www.voterepublican.net
The web site has more on Kerry than you can
probably read.,once there go to sounding board, contact, then search field, type John Kerry, then RNC Research.
19 posted on 01/28/2004 1:08:29 PM PST by Burlem
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To: Headfulofghosts
Can someone repost the pictures that place portraits of Kerry and Herman Munster side-by-side? The similarity is hilarious.
20 posted on 01/28/2004 1:13:46 PM PST by LetsRok
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To: Burlem
bump for later read. thanks
21 posted on 01/28/2004 1:33:04 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk
This is a little off-issue but on-subject - my own personal encounter with John Kerry and a very telling yet not surpising revelation:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1067075/posts

This is my first article post.
22 posted on 01/28/2004 2:21:43 PM PST by torchthemummy
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To: torchthemummy
Thanks. See my post #26 to your article. Thanks.
23 posted on 01/28/2004 2:36:47 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk
Cool!
24 posted on 01/28/2004 3:06:05 PM PST by torchthemummy
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To: LetsRok
I am not sure which pictures you are referring to, but I created my own. If you would like, I will e-mail it to you. My e-mail is gmarksmith@sc.rr.com
Send me a mail Subject line: Munster picture
and I will send the one I created to you. I personally think that it is pretty funny.
25 posted on 03/14/2004 5:27:17 AM PST by gmarksmith
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