Friday, January 23, 2009

The Obama Administration And Torture

The Obama Administration seems to have made things quite clear: torture is out. Plain and simple. Open and shut. Or are there outs?

WSJ Insists Obama Is Leaving Door Open For A ‘Jack Bauer Exception’ To His Torture Ban

Yesterday, President Obama signed an executive order banning the use of torture in all military and CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists. The order specifically revoked the legal memos written by the Bush administration to justify the use of torture on detainees. Today, the Wall Street Journal editorializes that Obama “wants to have it both ways [...]

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