Kerry has said many things. Many went to the trouble of collecting the more exotic sayings of John Kerry.
Here's what Kerry really thought about Reagan in 1984:
"The Reagan Administration has no rational plan for our military. Instead, it acts on misinformed assumptions about the strength of the Soviet military and a presumed 'window of vulnerability,' which we now know not to exist."
"The biggest defense buildup since World War II has not given us a better defense. Americans feel more threatened by the prospect of war, not less so. And our national priorities become more and more distorted as the share of our country’s resources devoted to human needs diminishes."
--- I think history showed us who was really misinformed. If Kerry's view was in the majority, the Berlin Wall would still be up, and that doomsday clock would still be ticking.