Until both sides have the courage to recognize themselves in each other, and in the torture pictures, debate is useless. People on the Left are just as capable of rationalizing cruelty as people on the Right.
The task awaiting Obama was massive. And yet, there is a rush to decide how he's doing after 100 days. Donnie Walsh gets two years to revive the Knicks, but the president only gets 100 days to fix the country?
It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.