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As a primary mover and shaker on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, John Kerry was privy to all of our nation's special intelligence on terrorism. In his own words, Clarke was, of course, the nation's terrorism czar. But Kerry was on the watchdog, Senate Intelligence Committee and should have been more proactive in getting information.

This is especially true since he served during the tenure of a Democratic President, Bill Clinton.

Throughout this entire time of his tenure on that committee, the above intelligence was banging around the intel agencies of our government.

There is no indication that John Kerry raised a red flag about these 9/11 precursors. In fact, as Systemic Finding #3 points out, his intelligence budget cutting tendencies CONTRIBUTED to 9/11.

John Kerry KNEW or SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.....He blew it! He was a democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Vice Chairman for a time, DURING the Clinton years. The Clinton People Knew or Should Have Known....They blew it!

1 posted on 03/29/2004 8:41:12 PM PST by xzins
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INTREP - VNVAJK
2 posted on 03/29/2004 8:45:32 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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yup, and as we all know now that the only thing that REALLY concerned Bubba Clinton was to have Monica give him a blowjob instead of him doing his job as Commander-in Chief and blowing up terrorists.
3 posted on 03/29/2004 8:54:56 PM PST by prophetic
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As reported here on FR a couple of weeks ago, there was a security investigation performed at Boston Logan Int'l airport just months before 911, and the folks there sent a desperate plea to Kerry to do something about the security lapses they had found. They reported that there was a very high probability that hijackings would take place from Logan.

They went to Kerry because they felt the FAA AG would blow them off, and it was Kerry's backyard. He forwarded the letter to the FAA AG anyway and sent the agents a nice little note explaining that it wasn't his business to interfere!

The little pissant could have done something, but chose not too because it would have exposed him for not doing his job and for what he really is, a freaking longhairedpinkocommiefag who doesn't give a rat about this country!

Soap box is put away now and my blood pressure is down slightly. Man this guy just pisses me off every time I see or hear his name, don't even get me started on seeing his Lurch lookalike face! (Sorry Lurch, I know it's not your fault!)

4 posted on 03/29/2004 8:55:00 PM PST by SZonian (The truth hurts, so bury it! (Liberal tagline))
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In short, the "intelligence" because the democRAT party REQUIRED that it fail!!!!!
5 posted on 03/29/2004 8:57:15 PM PST by Waco
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I bet Kerry proof read and edited Clarke's book! There is a pattern of behavior with the democrats - when they start pointing out the failings of others - they are usually the guilty party.
7 posted on 03/29/2004 9:02:23 PM PST by TrueBeliever9
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http://www.johnkerry.com/download/submitted/Kerry_Books2.pdf

Kerry believes “We need a new approach to national security - a bold, progressive internationalism that stands in stark contrast to the too often belligerent and myopic unilateralism of the Bush Administration.

GAG!!!
9 posted on 03/29/2004 9:05:19 PM PST by adam_az (Call your state Republican party office and VOLUNTEER FOR A CAMPAIGN!!!)
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Works for me.
10 posted on 03/29/2004 9:06:31 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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bmp
11 posted on 03/29/2004 9:08:54 PM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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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)
12 posted on 03/29/2004 9:13:22 PM PST by FairOpinion (Zell Miller (D):"Im on George Bushs side because hes on the side of the American people.")
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Kerry has a link to DUh on his site!!!!

http://www.johnkerry.com/onlinehq/bbn.html

18 posted on 03/29/2004 9:53:00 PM PST by adam_az (Call your state Republican party office and VOLUNTEER FOR A CAMPAIGN!!!)
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bump
20 posted on 03/29/2004 9:57:51 PM PST by dalebert
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With that information .. what is the rationale for this 9/11 commission then ..??

As far as I'm concerned, this 9/11 commission is nothing more than a witch hunt to attack President Bush and blame him for all the terrible eight years of disgusting disregard for the national security of America foisted upon us by the CLINTON ADMIN.
22 posted on 03/29/2004 10:02:18 PM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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Read tomorrow bump
27 posted on 03/29/2004 10:13:17 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (America's Enemies foreign and domestic agree: Bush must be destroyed.)
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Bump. This is going to take time!
38 posted on 03/30/2004 12:59:00 AM PST by AnimalLover
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40 posted on 03/30/2004 5:37:20 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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41 posted on 03/30/2004 5:38:04 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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And Kerry (and Levin) slow-rolled the Bush transition in 2001, forcing them to keep holdovers like Clarke, Beers, etc. From another thread this morning:

Cheney's comment [that Clarke was out of the loop on the evolving counter-terrorism strategy] is consistent with previous news reports, which administration officials confirm, that the White House national-security process is unusually compartmented, so that even senior NSC officials would not necessarily know of secret strategic planning. Much of the reason, administration sources say, is because of the many Clinton holdovers in the top ranks of government who were from the start working to kill plans they didn't like by leaking them to left-wing media.

The Bush team was too accommodating to the lousy Clintonoids -- shouldn't have kept them on because, as we've seen, they've betrayed any trust that was given to them. There are still plenty lurking in the rat corners of the Administration today.

Bush and Condi should now turn on these rats, and place the blame where it belongs: Clinton (and Clarke) had 8 years to address the problem and did NOTHING! Bush had, at best, 8 months... even less when you think of the slow-roll the Democrats gave his transition. I know he doesn't want to point fingers, but the way the Dems/Media are spinning it, perhaps he needs to acknowlege: He didn't do enough -- and for that, perhaps, he should "apologize" along with the recognition that his mistake was in not cleaning out the weak, appeasing Clintonoids as soon as he entereed the White House. Just some angry thoughts this morning.

50 posted on 03/30/2004 6:01:10 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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"Finding:

While the Intelligence Community had amassed a great deal of valuable intelligence regarding Usama Bin Ladin and his terrorist activities..."

...none of us have really come to any conclusion on how to spell this guy's name.

52 posted on 03/30/2004 6:06:06 AM PST by Hatteras
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1107660/posts
55 posted on 03/30/2004 6:10:12 AM PST by TrueBeliever9
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58 posted on 03/30/2004 6:22:04 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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