Barry May Keep Some Torture Aspects

Excitable Andy/Glenn Greenwald freakout alert in 3…2…1….

(Wall Stree Journal) As a candidate, Mr. Obama said the CIA’s interrogation program should adhere to the same rules that apply to the military, which would prohibit the use of techniques such as waterboarding. He has also said the program should be investigated.

Upon review, Mr. Obama may decide he wants to keep the road open in certain cases for the CIA to use techniques not approved by the military, but with much greater oversight.

Advisers caution that few decisions will be made until the team gets a better picture of how the Bush administration actually goes about gathering intelligence, including covert programs, and there could be a greater shift after a full review.

Thinks look a bit different when the burden of being The Decider is on you, eh, President-Elect Obama?

Via Gabriel at Ace’s

Quick update: Yup, Sullivan is a bit upset, though he tries to blame the story somewhat on Clinton and Bush officials.  He says he will cut Barry no slack.

Sock Puppet is strangely silent.

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6 Responses to “Barry May Keep Some Torture Aspects”

  1. GW says:

    Undelying meaning:

    Obama learned at his first intelligence briefing that the almost certain primary target of any terrorist is Washington DC.

    “What?…Wait!!!…I’m moving there.”

  2. I think his USSS code name should have been “Learning Curve.”

  3. John Ryan says:

    Gee what are you guys saying now ?? that he is NOT a muslim socialist ? You mean maybe he is in fact a centralist ? That was always how he was perceived by democrats, being more of a moderate than either Hillary of Edwards

  4. John Ryan says:

    and any attack on Obama would more likely come from rightwing racists, in fact I think I already did read about some arrests that fit that profile

  5. KarlMarx says:

    How about the left-wing racists? They don’t like centrlist polcies.

  6. KarlMarx says:

    There are more than a few left-wingers who hate anything centrlist.They are also very capable of attacks-Bill Ayers?

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