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.