Skip to comments.Kerry/Edwards Voted Against Funding the Hunt for Bin Laden
Posted on 10/06/2004 3:35:41 PM PDT by Go Gordon
All along the campaign trail Kerry and Edwards have complained about the "$200 billion" being spent in Iraq. Kerry and Edwards have also complained that the Bush administration "took its eye off the ball in Afghanistan and the hunt for Bin Laden by going to Iraq".
In the debate last night, VP Cheney slapped down Edwards' allegation that the US was spending $200 billion in Iraq by pointing out that the $187 billion appropriation (I'm sure everyone remembers this one - its the one that Kerry vote for, before he voted against it) included $60 billion to fund our efforts in the WOT in Afghanistan.
Cheney also remarked that Kerry and Edwards voted for the war, but against the funding for the troops. However, the real gotcha in the Kerry/Edwards' position is that in not voting for the $187 billion, THEY VOTED AGAINST funding the efforts in Afghanistan - including efforts to capture/kill Bin Laden.
None of the talking heads have yet to connect these dots. How can Kerry/Edwards argue that the administration abandoned the hunt for Bin Laden when, in fact, had Kerry and Edwards had their way, there would be no US presence in Afghanistan.
Moreover, in the debate last night, Edwards made a specific effort to inform the viewers that he was in favor of, and approved of the war in Afghanistan. But what does it say about Edwards that he approved of the war in Afghanistan, but voted (along with Kerry) against the funding of continued efforts to fight the remnants of the Taliban, Al Quaeda and insurgents?
Did they think a volunteer army means that the soldiers literally volunteer their services and accept no pay? Did they think that the volunteers bring their our arsenal of weapons and amunitions? Maybe Zig Zag Zell Miller was right in his nomination night speech and in that Kerry thinks all our military needs is a bunch of spitballs. afterall, you don't need $60 billion to buy spitballs.
My point is that the networks NEVER covered that issue last night or today.
Hmmmmm. Interesting . . .
Dang...sure makes me wish I hadn't been suspended from DU (for asking for a link to the party platform!!!). I sure would love to post that one!
Actually, you are right....they are ignorant of facts, but facts aren't what they are after, unless it hurts Republicans.
20+ million per day!
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