Jim Walsh: For Timelines Before He Was Against Them
This past week both the House and Senate passed spending bills for Iraq that would require withdrawl from Iraq of US Forces. Jim Walsh, of course, voted against it. He even in the past had harsh words to condemn this bill. But in light of his voting record, his words ring a bit hollow.
“This legislation telegraphs an unprecedented timeline for U.S. withdrawal to our enemies akin to showing your hand in a game of cards."
But yet back in 1993, he voted for this amendment:
Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to reduce the period for the authorized deployment of U.S. troops in Somalia from 12 months to 6 months; provide that such troops be used for peacekeeping only; and require that in the event hostilities break out, the President is required to obtain additional authorization from Congress for the Armed Forces to remain in that country for more than 60 days.
And then he later voted for this amendment:
An amendment to change the deadline for the removal of U.S. troops in Somalia from March 31, 1994 to January 31, 1994.
What was that you were saying Jim?
Gaint hat tip to Think Progress