No matter how badly the Obama administration wants it to, torture is not going to go away. News just continues to roll out, from a front line interrogator dismissing torture as the tool of the ignorant to the return of one of the architects of the Bush administration torture regime. Still only half over, the Obama administration supplied the big news this week by reversing its earlier decision to accept a court ruling and release photographs depicting torture and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Torture will continue to be the distraction the Obama administration hopes to avoid until we get a formal investigation to take torture out of the inside-the-Beltway political battle of the day.
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