Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jim Walsh Loves Torture

After his announcement that he loves waterboarding, it should come as no surprise that he voted against a bill outlawing waterboarding.

Now Jim Walsh has became the target of an unsavory practice himself:

It didn't take long after a vote Thursday for opponents of Rep. James Walsh, R-Onondaga, to accuse him of approving of torture.

The House of Representatives narrowly passed an intelligence bill Thursday that bans the CIA from using harsh interrogation tactics such as waterboarding and mock executions.

The measure, which President Bush has threatened to veto, was approved 222-199. Two local representatives - Walsh and Rep. John McHugh, R-Pierrepont Manor - followed party lines and voted against the bill. Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-Utica, voted for the measure.

Almost immediately, an independent political group began making automated phone calls in Walsh's 25th Congressional District, accusing him of allowing the CIA to use torture tactics.


At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy to approve of waterboarding when last I knew Jimbo was in Nepal during a point in his life he could have been waterboarded himself. Guess the only torture Jimmy has ever seen was some sherpas listening to Jimbo speak. I have a note to prove it.

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will it will be torture for you when Walsh beats Maffei like a drum as he did last year? Most of New York will rejoice!


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