President Obama took his first question from Helen Thomas as a press conference tonight -- and from Sam Stein at Huffington Post! Stein asked about torture policy going forward and is anyone above the law? Obama said U.S. would not torture and "no one above the law" and can be prosecuted -- but "generally speaking" he is "interested in looking forward, not backward."
He got another good question at presser tonight: Will Obama overturn the military policy of not allowing media to cover caskets of soldiers coming home from war zones? After all, Joe Biden called for that years ago. Obama replied: "Your question is timely. We got a report that four American servicemen died in Iraq today....With respect to the policy of opening up media, we are in the process of reviewing those policites with the Department of Defense...so I don't want to give you an answer right now until completed." Punt?