Obama on Torture

OBAMA ON TORTURE….Barack Obama on torture:

The secret authorization of brutal interrogations is an outrageous betrayal of our core values, and a grave danger to our security….It’s time to stop telling the American people one thing in public while doing something else in the shadows. No more secret authorization of methods like simulated drowning. When I am president America will once again be the country that stands up to these deplorable tactics. When I am president we won’t work in secret to avoid honoring our laws and Constitution, we will be straight with the American people and true to our values.

Good. Actually, this statement could be even stronger, but it’s still good. And it was quick. This issue is important enough to him that he released a statement immediately.

And that, despite some reservations I have about him, is why I like Obama. He gives me the sense that he really could be a game changer if he were elected president. I only wish he gave me that sense all the time, not just some of the time.

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