Sen. John Forbes Kerry is trying to run on his Vietnam "war record" instead of his more recent record of the last twenty years or so.In 1991 Kerry voted to cut defense spending by 2 percent. Only 21 other senators voted with Kerry, and the defense cut was defeated. In 1991, Kerry voted to cut over $3 billion from defense and shift the funds to social programs. Only 27 senators joined Kerry in voting for the defense cut. In 1992, Kerry voted to cut $6 billion from defense. Republicans and Democrats alike successfully blocked this attempt to cut defense spending. In 1993, Kerry voted against increased defense spending for a military pay raise. In 1993, Kerry introduced a plan to cut the number Of Navy submarines and their crews; reduce tactical fighter wings in the Air Force; terminate the Navy’s coastal mine-hunting ship program; force the retirement of 60,000 members of the armed forces in one year; and reduce the number of light infantry units in the Army down to one. The plan was DOA. In 1995, Kerry voted to freeze defense spending for seven years, cutting over $34 billion from defense. Only 27 other senators voted with Kerry. In 1996, Kerry introduced a bill to cut Defense Department funding by $6.5 billion. Kerry’s bill had no co-sponsors and never came to a floor vote. In 1996, Kerry voted yes on a fiscal 1996 budget resolution – a defense freeze that would have frozen defense spending for the next seven years and transferred the $34.8 billion in savings to education and job training. The resolution was rejected 28-71. He voted to kill the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. 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 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. He also voted to kill all anti terrorism activities of every agency of the U.S.Government. He voted to cut the funding of the FBI by 60%. He voted to cut the funding for the CIA by 80%. He voted to cut the funding for the NSA by 80%. But then he voted to increase OUR funding for U.N operations by 800%. One more arena of hypocrsiy from the left's hero. You all remember that photo op at NASA? Check out his voting record in regard to NASA! Kerry Toured Shuttle That Supplies Space Station—He Voted Against ..... 1991: Kerry Voted To "Reduce Funding For The Space Station From $2 Billion To $100 Million," And Transfer Funds To Other Programs. (H.R. 2519, CQ Vote #132: Rejected 35-64: R 3-40; D 32-24, 7/17/91, Kerry Voted Yea) 1992: Kerry Voted To Terminate Space Station "Freedom" Project. (H.R. 5679, CQ Vote #194: Rejected 34-63: R 4-39; D 30-24, 9/9/92, Kerry Voted Yea) 1993: Kerry Voted "To Terminate The Space Station Program."(H.R. 2491, CQ Vote #272: Motion Agreed To 59-40: R 36-8; D 23-32, 9/21/93, Kerry Voted Nay 1993: Kerry Voted To Terminate Space Station Program And Divert Funds To Tax Cuts. (H.R. 3167, CQ Vote #335: Motion Rejected 36-61: R 10-32; D 26-29, 10/27/93, Kerry Voted Yea) 1994: Kerry Voted To Cut $1.9 Billion From Space Station Program And Terminate Program. (H.R. 4624, CQ Vote #253: Rejected 36-64: R 6-38; D 30-26, 8/3/94, Kerry Voted Yea) 1994: Kerry Unsuccessful In Cutting Space Station Funds Due To International Opposition. ("Space-Station," The Canadian Press, 2/22/94) 1995: Kerry Introduced Legislation To Eliminate Space Station And The National Aerospace Plane Program. (Kathy Gambrell, "Aide: Kerry Supports NASA, But Not Bush Space Program," Aerospace Daily, 5/4/04) 1996: Kerry Voted To Cut $1.6 Billion From NASA's Human Space Flight Program And Terminate Space Station Program. (H.R. 3666, CQ Vote #267: Motion Agreed To 61-36: R 38-12; D 23-24, 9/4/96, Kerry Voted Nay) Warned Of Saddam Nuclear And Biological Capabilities: "It is not possible to overstate the ominous implications for the Middle East if Saddam were to develop and successfully militarize and deploy potent biological weapons. We can all imagine the consequences. Extremely small quantities of several known biological weapons have the capability to exterminate the entire population of cities the size of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. These could be delivered by ballistic missile, but they also could be delivered by much more pedestrian means; aerosol applicators on commercial trucks easily could suffice. If Saddam were to develop and then deploy usable atomic weapons, the same holds true." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 11/9/97, pp. S12254 -S12255) ... .Quotes from John Kerry taken verbatim from the Congressional Record: Use Of Force Against Saddam Justified To Prevent WMD Production: '[Saddam Hussein] cannot be permitted to go observed and unimpeded toward his horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. This is not a matter about which there should be any debate whatsoever in the Security Council, or, certainly, in this Nation." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 11/9/97, pp. S12254 -S12255) Military Force Should Be Used Against Suspected WMD"In my judgment, the Security Council should authorize a strong U.N. military response that will materially damage, if not totally destroy, as much as possible of the suspected infrastructure for developing and manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, as well as key military command and control nodes. Saddam Hussein should pay a grave price, in a currency that he understands and values, for his unacceptable behavior. This should not be a strike consisting only of a handful of cruise missiles hitting isolated targets primarily of presumed symbolic value." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 11/9/97, pp. S12254 -S12255) U.S. May Have To Go It Alone To Stop Saddam: "Were its willingness to serve in these respects to diminish or vanish because of the ability of Saddam to brandish these weapons, then the ability of the United Nations or remnants of the gulf war coalition, or even the United States acting alone, to confront and halt Iraqi aggression would be gravely damaged." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 11/9/97, pp. S12254 -S12255) U.S. Must Do What It Has To Do, With Or Without Other Nations: "While we should always seek to take significant international actions on a > multilateral rather than a unilateral basis whenever that is possible, if in the final analysis we face what we truly believe to be a grave threat to the well-being of our Nation or the entire world and it cannot be removed peacefully, we must have the courage to do what we believe is right and wise." (Sen. John Kerry, Congressional Record, 11/9/97, pp. S12254 -S12255)Sen. John Forbes Kerry - Wrong For America