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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:12 PM
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26. I remember thinking then that this would come up later as an attack point.
Don't get me wrong, I don't support Kerry or Edwards, but to be fair, this seems like a calculated effort on the Republicans' part. They threw in the body armor provision - a provision that never should have been needed, had the troops been supplied it in the first place - and then noted who voted against the $87 billion.

Then it's a simple matter of underlining the body armor portion and neglecting to mention the fact that it was part of the larger bill, and voila, instant "them Democrats voted again' the troops!"

To both JK's and JE's credit, they voted against the $87 billion, a vote I respect. Even those of us who don't support either of them, or only support one of them, should be honest with the facts. This attack is a poor one and unworthy of progressives.

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  -Is it true that Kerry voted against bill providing body armor for soldiers dd123  Feb-28-04 05:10 PM   #0 
  - That was part of Bush $72 billion Iraq pork barrel bill.  David Dunham   Feb-28-04 05:12 PM   #1 
  - Drip, drip, drip...  Padraig18   Feb-28-04 05:12 PM   #2 
  - Edwards voted against the 87 billion too.  JHBowden   Feb-28-04 05:20 PM   #7 
  - I'm aware of that.  Padraig18   Feb-28-04 05:23 PM   #9 
     - That's so pathetic....  XanthaS   Feb-28-04 05:25 PM   #11 
     - *I* didn't.  Padraig18   Feb-28-04 05:33 PM   #15 
     - On the other hand, Edwards *lack* of record will delight Rove too  emulatorloo   Feb-28-04 05:42 PM   #19 
  - I don't like it.  MATTMAN   Feb-28-04 05:59 PM   #23 
  - You mean the 87 billion for Halliburton?  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-28-04 05:14 PM   #3 
  - That's Right. This is a Bad Line of Attack for Bush. JE also voted No.  David Dunham   Feb-28-04 05:15 PM   #4 
  - It was nothing more than a HANDOUT to his corporate cronies  nothingshocksmeanymore   Feb-28-04 05:18 PM   #6 
     - Besides, that armor should have been supplied LONG before that bill, and  blm   Feb-28-04 05:22 PM   #8 
        - Link?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-28-04 05:28 PM   #13 
        - It's in Kerry's ENTIRE record on defense spending.  blm   Feb-28-04 05:37 PM   #17 
           - Oh.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-28-04 05:48 PM   #21 
        - Exactly. This equipment should have already been provided for troops.  flpoljunkie   Feb-28-04 06:41 PM   #29 
  - That's the one!  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-28-04 05:16 PM   #5 
  - I remember thinking then that this would come up later as an attack point.  Zhade   Feb-28-04 06:12 PM   #26 
     - That is doing exactly what the Constitution says is their job on war  jansu   Feb-28-04 07:18 PM   #33 
        - Well, to be even clearer, that is what the War Powers Act allows.  Zhade   Feb-28-04 07:34 PM   #34 
  - So Bush* passed a bill and  TorchesAndPitchforks   Feb-28-04 05:25 PM   #10 
  - You mean they sent them to war without body armor?  alcuno   Feb-28-04 05:25 PM   #12 
  - Not quite ...  robg   Feb-28-04 05:42 PM   #18 
  - Is he referring to the 87 billion?  cindyw   Feb-28-04 05:33 PM   #14 
  - This is actually a claim that any Dem candidate could  fearnobush   Feb-28-04 05:33 PM   #16 
  - Bush is to blame for not having properly prepared troops in Iraq  zulchzulu   Feb-28-04 05:46 PM   #20 
  - Hey, no matter what crap they have on Kerry  still_one   Feb-28-04 05:56 PM   #22 
  - Gee how nice to see their concern for our soldiers. NOT!  Mflorence   Feb-28-04 06:04 PM   #24 
  - Correct me if I am wrong  jbfam4   Feb-28-04 06:10 PM   #25 
  - I would agree this is a weak attack by Bush Co  Asteroid   Feb-28-04 06:39 PM   #28 
  - All I know is that if I were a senator who voted to send people  dd123   Feb-28-04 06:34 PM   #27 
  - You must not have seen "Iraq Watch" on CSPAN on Wed evenings.  alcuno   Feb-28-04 07:09 PM   #31 
  - He did last December. Surely you must have heard about it.  blm   Feb-28-04 07:00 PM   #30 
     - Hmmm plans to reimburse families.  dd123   Feb-28-04 07:14 PM   #32 
 

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