The Corner

More Questions for the President

Why have you adopted all of President Bush’s counterterrorism policies and practices — with the exception of enhanced interrogation techniques — that you had condemned as  unconstitutional, un-American, and ineffective when you were a presidential candidate?

Will you now adopt the enhanced interrogation techniques that proved effective in locating and terminating Osama bin Laden?

For future reference, under what specific circumstances will you take advantage of  practices you maintain are un-American and unconstitutional? Which practices and why?

Peter Kirsanow — Peter N. Kirsanow is an attorney and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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