Russel Feingold: 'Breathtaking' Changes from Obama

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Russel Feingold is impressed with Obama's first week in office:

President Obama has rejected the policies of the last administration, both in his

words

and


in his actions. In short order, he has signed orders to close


Guantanamo, suspend the military commission system, subject all


interrogations to the guidelines in the Army Field Manual, end


long-term CIA detentions, require humane treatment of detainees


consistent with the Geneva Conventions, and guarantee the International


Committee of the Red Cross access to all prisoners held by the U.S.


government, and announced a return to the presumption of FOIA


disclosure under the Clinton administration. That is a breathtaking


list, and the beginning of change that is long overdue.