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From: barry levine
Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM
Subject: re: Obama Could Reaffirm a Bush-Era Reading of a Treaty on Torture
To the Editor:
It's test-time on the Potomac. Six years ago, Americans rallied to Barack Obama as he campaigned against torture, assuring us that as a nation of laws, we're better than that. His failure to prosecute anyone in the interim for acknowledged crimes has been read as a peace-offering to the opposition from a post-partisan president. But now we read that he means to go from decriminalizing torture to arguing for its legality. It he does, we will know that the CIA has him by the balls and merely makes his lips move while the Agency actually sets national policy from the shadows.
Barry Haskell Levine