Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Interesting: Obama Intel Policies Likely to Preserve Bush Legacy?

Has the backtracking begun already? Barack Obama's advisors are reportedly signaling the new president may leave intact some of the most controversial policies of the Bush era: the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" methods (what you and I call torture) and warrantless surveillance. This interesting Wall Street Journal report suggests intelligence matters could prove to be the first to alienate Obama's supporters. While Obama was sharply critical of Bush administration intelligence policies, his transition intelligence team is composed of centrist figures who don't advocate major changes, including in such areas of controversy as interrogation and surveillance on Americans.

TAGS: interesting, intelligence

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