Monday, March 08, 2004

I am rubber and you are glue 

Everything Bush says bounces off Kerry and comes back to stick to BUSH.

Bush Blasts Kerry Over Intelligence Bill


Bush, during a fund-raiser in Dallas, called attention to a 1995 bill that Kerry sponsored to trim intelligence spending by $1.5 billion over five years. The cut was part of what Kerry called a ``budget-buster bill'' to strip $90 billion from the budget and end 40 programs that he said were ``pointless, wasteful, antiquated or just plain silly.''

Kerry's proposal, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and calls for a peace dividend after decades of spending to thwart the Cold War opponent, never came up for a vote...

Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton said the senator's bill was about opposing ``business as usual in our intelligence community'' and that he has supported $200 billion in intelligence funding over the past seven years - a 50 percent increase since 1996.

``He voted against a proposed billion-dollar bloat in the intelligence budget because it was essentially a slush fund for defense contractors,'' Clanton said. ``Unlike George Bush, John Kerry does not and will not support every special spending project supported by Halliburton and other defense contractors..."

Kerry, who has accused Bush of impeding a federal commission investigating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, said Monday while campaigning in Florida, "If the president of the United States can find time to go to a rodeo, he can spend more than one hour before the [9-11] commission.''


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