Ok, this is the official Jodo Kast debating thread. In order to debate you gotta pick sides. I think you know mine, however here is some more of that info I've come across. Just to get us all wound up. . Ok, lets look at the Democrats Recent past: 709,000 REGULAR (ACTIVE DUTY) PERSONNEL 293,000 RESERVE TROOPS EIGHT STANDING ARMY DIVISIONS 20 AIR FORCE AND NAVY AIR WINGS WITH 2,000 COMBAT AIRCRAFT (there goes my job) 232 STRATEGIC BOMBERS 19 STRATEGIC BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES WITH 3,114 NUCLEAR WARHEADS 500 ICBMs WITH 1,950 WARHEADS FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND 121 SURFACE COMBAT SHIPS AND SUBMARINES PLUS ALL THE SUPPORT BASES, SHIPYARDS, AND LOGISTICAL ASSETS NEEDED TO SUSTAIN SUCH A NAVAL FORCE This is all the American fighting forces that were eliminated during the Administration of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Now lets take a look a kerrys senate voting record: 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 system since 1988 includeing the battle armor for our troops! With Kerry as president our our Army will be made up of naked men running around with sticks and clubs. Not enough for you: he voted to cut funding to the: CIA 80% NSA 80% FBI 60% voted to kill every anti-terrorism activity of every agency. but no, Kerry did vote to increase UN funding by 800% !!!!!!! Go ahead start engraving your tombstone now. because Unfortunately I think he might win this november. please go by the us senate website and download Kerrys voting record. you will get nothing from that. you have to look at the bill itself and acctually see the sub bill attached to them. that is how stuff like this gets passed.