Walsh's torture vote
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.