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WHY S. 1290? Kerry Proposed S. 1290, Gutting $1.5 Billion From Intelligence Budget (RNC)
Republican National Committee ^ | March 8, 2004 | RNC Research

Posted on 03/09/2004 6:15:18 PM PST by PhiKapMom

Monday, March 08, 2004



WHY S. 1290?


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KERRY CAMPAIGN AD: “John Kerry … The new Senator … [w]ho sounded the alarm on terrorism years before 9/11.”  (John Kerry For President, “Courage,” Campaign Television Commercial, 9/9/03)

YOU CALL S. 1290 SOUNDING ALARM?

September 29, 1995: Kerry Proposed S. 1290, Gutting $1.5 Billion From Intelligence Budget.  The bill “[r]educe[d] the Intelligence budget by $300 million in each of fiscal years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.”  S. 1290 had no cosponsors and never made it to the floor for a vote.    (S. 1290, Introduced 9/29/95)

Kerry Proposal Came Two Years After Largest Terrorist Attack On U.S. Soil Before September 11, 2001.  “If the deadly explosion at the World Trade Center was indeed a terrorist bombing, it would be the largest such attack in recent U.S. history, security experts said … ‘This certainly would be the largest bombing of this type in recent U.S. history,’ said Brian Jenkins, senior managing director of Kroll Associates and a terrorism expert.”  (Catherine Crocker, “Blast Would Be Largest Terrorist Attack In Recent U.S. History,” The Associated Press, 2/27/93)

WHY S. 1290? KERRY PROVIDES EXCUSES BUT STILL NO ANSWER

Asked About His Proposals To Cut Intelligence, Kerry Claimed:   “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)

ü      Who’s “We”?  S. 1290 had no cosponsors and never made it to the floor for a vote.  (S. 1290, Introduced 9/29/95)

In Fact, S. 1290 Was Not Aimed At Any Specific Part Of Intelligence Budget.  The entire provision in the bill reads, “Reduce the Intelligence budget by $300 million in each of fiscal years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.”  (S. 1290, Introduced 9/29/95)

Kerry’s 1994 Proposal To Cut $1 Billion – Which He Introduced Twice – Similarly Gutted All Aspects Of Intelligence Budget.  Kerry proposed a bill cutting $1 billion from the budgets of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and from Tactical Intelligence, and freezing their budgets. When the bill got stuck in committee, Kerry proposed it as an amendment to another bill. His amendment was soundly defeated.  (S. 1826, Introduced 2/3/1994; 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)

ü      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      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)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; hatesintelligence; intelligencecuts; issues; kerry; lies; s1290; votingrecord
Kerry wanted to gut the Intelligence Community but declares he knew about terrorism before 9/11? Give me a break!
1 posted on 03/09/2004 6:15:19 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: MeekOneGOP; onyx; My2Cents; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; mhking; ...
We all need to get involved in the Reelection of President Bush. Kerry is too dangerous to have anywhere near the White House!
2 posted on 03/09/2004 6:16:49 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Kerry is too dangerous to have anywhere near the White House!

No kidding!!!!!!! Just the thought frightens me to death.

3 posted on 03/09/2004 6:20:14 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: PhiKapMom; Peach; autoresponder; potlatch


Thankfully, he has a long and radically Leftist voting record in the US Senate.
4 posted on 03/09/2004 6:22:38 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: onyx
This Site Really Rocks!!

Know what scares me too just besides the thought of Kerry sitting in the Oval Office?? ( Like you all said!)

Everyone that he would be BRINGING ALONG WITH HIM if he got in!!!!!
And we already KNOW how THEY said they would run things!

Like my brother says-- It would be a package deal with ALL OF THEM!! Do you want Kerry to appoint Hillary as Secratary of State or things like that!!

It Stinks being too young to Vote!! But ONE DAY!!
5 posted on 03/09/2004 6:46:07 PM PST by AirBorn
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To: AirBorn; PhiKapMom


Excellent comments, AirBorn. I'm asking PKM to add you to her pings list.

6 posted on 03/09/2004 7:05:23 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: PhiKapMom


7 posted on 03/09/2004 7:25:39 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats say they believe in CHOICE. I have chosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Kerry is too dangerous to have anywhere near the White House!

No kidding! People need to get this information. The media won't tell us, on the contrary, they suppress anything negative about this man.

8 posted on 03/09/2004 7:26:46 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry's 3 Purple Hearts are: 2 for minor arm and thigh injury and 1 for killing a semi-dead VietCong)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Was talking to my Mom and she said the media is the worst she has ever seen in her lifetime. They are disgusting.
9 posted on 03/09/2004 8:15:34 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: PhiKapMom
They sure are!
10 posted on 03/09/2004 8:22:04 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry's 3 Purple Hearts are: 2 for minor arm and thigh injury and 1 for killing a semi-dead VietCong)
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To: PhiKapMom
S. 1290 had no cosponsors and never made it to the floor for a vote...Kerry shills like Suzy Estrich are trying to explain away his flip-flops by saying that it's often necessary to compromise and change positions because of alliances with others and changes in bills as they go through the legislative process - since he initiated this bill himself and got no one to cosponsor it with him, he's certainly hanging out there all alone this time.......
11 posted on 03/09/2004 9:19:02 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: PhiKapMom
Asked About His Proposals To Cut Intelligence, Kerry Claimed: “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)

Interesting .. and what side did Kerry fall on when Torricelli gutted our intell???

12 posted on 03/09/2004 10:03:14 PM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: PhiKapMom; onyx; ntnychik; autoresponder; MeekOneGOP; Happy2BMe; JLO; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo; ..
SCARY KERRY:


13 posted on 03/09/2004 10:36:38 PM PST by potlatch ( Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: potlatch
This is VERY sacry! Thanks for the ping.
14 posted on 03/09/2004 10:41:07 PM PST by nopardons
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To: PhiKapMom
Kerry knows everything, no...Kerry knows nothing. But wait a minute, find a topic and Kerry will take both sides; just give him a day or two.
15 posted on 03/09/2004 10:42:51 PM PST by nopardons
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To: PhiKapMom
bump and thanks!
16 posted on 03/09/2004 11:48:31 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Cross-link:

-John Kerry- some selected, informative links...--

17 posted on 03/10/2004 2:05:00 AM PST by backhoe
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To: PhiKapMom
Now there you all go again. Just because JFHeinz voted against every major weapons system, it doesn't mean he's weak on defense (he said so himself). Therefore, just because he wanted to cut $1.5 billion from the CIA doesn't mean he's soft on the war on terror.

Uh, wait. Nope, I'm wrong. It does.
18 posted on 03/10/2004 2:26:14 AM PST by Sapper26
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To: potlatch
Scary alright !! ...


19 posted on 03/10/2004 3:12:24 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats say they believe in CHOICE. I have chosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
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To: PhiKapMom
John F'n Kerry is a traitor ~ Bump!

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

20 posted on 03/10/2004 7:42:36 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: PhiKapMom
BTTT
21 posted on 03/10/2004 7:59:27 AM PST by Unicorn
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To: potlatch
Bump!
22 posted on 03/10/2004 8:41:29 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: PhiKapMom
John Flipper Kerry Bump!
23 posted on 03/10/2004 12:17:03 PM PST by VOA
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To: potlatch; PhiKapMom; onyx; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; nopardons; BOBTHENAILER; ALOHA RONNIE; ...
By Kerry's own words he shall hang:

Asked About His Proposals To Cut Intelligence, Kerry Claimed: “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)

Kerry, let's hear you, the big humint wonk denounce Jimmy Carter and Stansfield Turner cutting 820 CIA case officers Halloween 1977.

Jean-Fraud, let's hear you denounce the intel evisceration by your party dating from the Church committee up to and including Torricelli and Leahy.

Explain your party's demonization of Notra Trulock for outing the very suspicious Wen Ho Lee's downloading of our seven nuclear warheads onto unsecure nets and undetermined discs.

Why-The-Long-Face, demonstrate one thing you have done to INCREASE humint resources at CIA, DIA, FBI, INR, ONI, NSA.

John Fifthcolumn Kerry, you lie: you have moved to strip America of her intelligence and defense assets because you despise her.

You worship at the altar of all things international, multilateral and anti-American.

You spat on the service of two and a half million better men than you in Vietnam--slandering them as "war criminals, murderers, rapists"--

You're a shrieking fairy berating "Benedict Arnold" CEOs who outsource overseas--

--while your wife's got 22 domestic and 57 foreign factories.

You're a hollow man, a stuffed man, leaning together
With Ted Bender the DUI killer of Kopechne--

Che Guevara meets W.C. Fields, looking for revolution in Botox and a bottle.

But you know how pathetic you are--you cling to your Senate seat!

24 posted on 03/10/2004 12:49:23 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo
World Class anti-Kerry rant.

You absolutely flayed him, with the whip of truth.

25 posted on 03/10/2004 12:57:30 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: AirBorn
It Stinks being too young to Vote!! But ONE DAY!!

Don't you know the democRAT motto is:

Vote illegally and often?

26 posted on 03/10/2004 1:00:44 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: PhilDragoo
You put steel on target, Phil!
27 posted on 03/10/2004 1:22:44 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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Love the 'taped up' Kerry, Meek!

Today on Brit Hume, they showed a tape of Kerry talking 'off camera', so he thought!! He was telling a group of supporters, "We've got to keep pounding them, pounding them. They are the most crooked, lying group of people I've ever seen."!!

Later in the show he talked about Kerry's 10th crewmate on 'boat 44'. The crewmate is someone with the last name of Gardener. Mr. Gardener has no liking for Kerry and said that "Kerry just wanted to save his 'lily white' ass".

They also brought up the Fonda-Kerry picture on the show, mentioning that 'that person has his own web site'.

28 posted on 03/10/2004 7:32:23 PM PST by potlatch ( Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: potlatch

You're quite an excellent reporter!
29 posted on 03/10/2004 7:34:17 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: onyx
LOL, thanks, but like a reporter - I wrote some of it down as it was happening because I knew I would forget!!
30 posted on 03/10/2004 7:57:56 PM PST by potlatch ( Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: PhiKapMom
“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)

So Senator flip-flop show be able to provide examples of VOTES he made to boost HUMIT resources, right? I won't hold my breath.

31 posted on 03/10/2004 8:03:13 PM PST by PogySailor
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To: potlatch
Indeed! That was quite a good show!
32 posted on 03/10/2004 8:07:14 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: PhilDragoo
Hope you saw my post on another thread about Kerrys 10th crewman on boat 44 in Vietnam. 'Mr. Gardner doesn't like Kerry and said all Kerry was interested in was "saving his lily white ass". This was on Brit Hume.
33 posted on 03/10/2004 8:12:23 PM PST by potlatch ( Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: PhilDragoo; All
LOL, sorry phil, it was on this same thread!! I'm still answering comments, going back and forth!
34 posted on 03/10/2004 8:17:22 PM PST by potlatch ( Medals do not make a man. Morals do.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Asked About His Proposals To Cut Intelligence, Kerry Claimed: “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)

Does anyone know how Effing voted on the Torricelli ammendment that said we couldn't recruit HUMINT assets that had traffic tickets?

35 posted on 03/10/2004 8:25:37 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: PhiKapMom
"National Security, Bush and Kerry" the subject on Nightline right now.
36 posted on 03/10/2004 8:39:54 PM PST by cookcounty (John Flipflop Kerry ---the only man to have been on BOTH sides of 3 wars!)
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To: potlatch
Thanks ! ;^)

I saw that tape/audio when they played it on FOX News yesterday. Amazing.
Kerry is the Flip-flop Liar !


37 posted on 03/11/2004 7:03:20 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats say they believe in CHOICE. I have chosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
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