Who’da Thunk It?

From Holden:

Things are looking up for the torture ban in the House.

Acting House Majority Leader Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says Bush and Vice President Cheney have lobbied House Republicans to oppose the amendment, but Blunt stopped short of saying he would urge members to vote no. “It’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t get a lot of votes,” he said. In the Senate, the torture ban was approved 90-9. [snip]

In the House, the ban is backed by another Vietnam combat veteran, Rep. John Murtha. The conservative Pennsylvania Democrat wrote in a letter to House colleagues that revelations about abuses of prisoners in U.S. custody are “degrading our society and its political and legal systems.” He says he has the votes – including some Republicans – to win House approval of McCain’s amendment.