Amid all the (over) hyping of Obama, it is nice to see that he’s followed up his suspension of the Gitmo kangaroo court with a ban on torture:
“Executive Order revokes Executive Order 13440 that interpreted Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. It requires that all interrogations of detainees in armed conflict, by any government agency, follow the Army Field Manual interrogation guidelines. The Order also prohibits reliance on any Department of Justice or other legal advice concerning interrogation that was issued between September 11, 2001 and January 20, 2009.”
Whatever else Obama does, this is praiseworthy.