With Obama dragging his feet on doing anything about torture, the memo release tomorrow is being portrayed as a make-or-break type moment.
Tomorrow, the Department of Justice plans to release largely underacted versions of three Bush-era memorandums that critics suspect contain legal justification for torture and the broad use of executive power during wartime, according to an administration official. The critical question: how much does the administration withhold in the name of national security?
The memos they’ve released so far have been quite revelatory. I’m unclear on what’s getting people so worried about the possibility of them halfassing this latest release other than a growing, general sense that Obama isn’t all he’s cracked up to be on civil liberties.