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Obama on Torture

You and I are not the audience for Obama’s answer to this question. The audience for this answer is those who idolize Churchill, conservatives who place national security above all. The audience for this answer is a group of Republicans who can be persuaded on this point.

Ultimately, though, his answer to the question "Did the Bush Administration sanction torture," is, "Whatever legal rationales were used, it was a mistake."

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Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.