Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama: Will Anyone Agree to Be His Jack Bauer?

The Wall Street Journal says the Obama administration is cagey. Well, that's my paraphrase, but they insinuate it. After throwing "real" terrorist investigations under the bus, and limiting them to the Army Field manual rules - a restriction which also includes the CIA - maybe he means it and maybe he doesn't:

The unfine print of Mr. Obama's order is that he's allowed room for what might be called a Jack Bauer exception. It creates a committee to study whether the Field Manual techniques are too limiting "when employed by departments or agencies outside the military."
When it comes down to it, what if no one wants to be Obama's Jack Bauer? Why is the CIA buying up legal insurance? Read more, including a statement that Obama "misrepresented the choices his predecessor [President Bush] was forced to make."

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