Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN
For someone who insists he is personally opposed to torture, President Obama has a rhetorical knack for it.
This week, Obama tortured the right, left and center with his parsing, hedging, and flip-flopping on newly released Bush-era torture memos and what to do about them.
Along the way, he also tortured logic and consistency, making a total mess of his own position. Only the most die-hard Obama supporters - those who are invested to the hilt in his presidency and find it hard to see the blemishes - could deny this.
Obama angered Republicans by releasing the confidential documents, over objections by CIA Director Leon Panetta and Bush administration officials who worried that it would telegraph to terrorists how far U.S. interrogators are permitted to go in trying to extract information.
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