10/18/2014 07:05 pm ET Updated Oct 18, 2014

Obama Could Reaffirm A Bush-Era Reading Of A Treaty On Torture

When the Bush administration revealed in 2005 that it was secretly interpreting a treaty ban on “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” as not applying to C.I.A. and military prisons overseas, Barack Obama, then a newly elected Democratic senator from Illinois, joined in a bipartisan protest.

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