I’ve been following the torture debate pretty closely the last few months years, and Glenn Greenwald’s blog has  consistently been a good place to go for information and insight.  His latest post asks the question everyone has been waiting for Obama to answer:  Does the US stand by its treaty obligations?

He points out a recent story by Michael Isikoff in Newsweek which details an internal DOJ inquiry during the Bush years whose findings were consistent with what the left has been charging since the Bybee memo was declassified:  that political appointees in the Justice Dept. were put in place to give legal clearance for actions that were transparently illegal.