The Choice This November Is Clear: Targeted Killing v. Reviving Torture


Charlie Savage of The New York Times measures the civil liberties gap separating President Obama and Mitt Romney: 

In one of his first acts, President Obama issued an executive orderrestricting interrogators to a list of nonabusive tactics approved in theArmy Field Manual. Even as he embraced a hawkish approach to other counterterrorism issues — like drone strikes, military commissions, indefinite detention and the Patriot Act — Mr. Obama has stuck to that strict no-torture policy.

By contrast, Mr. Romney's advisers have privately urged him to "rescind and replace President Obama's executive order" and permit secret "enhanced interrogation techniques against high-value detainees that are safe, legal and effective in generating intelligence to save American lives," according to an internal Romney campaign memorandum.

The choice is clear!