For instance Obama’s State Dept. legal adviser Harold Hongju Koh said during a press conference in 2010, “This president of the United States said that torture and cruel and inhuman or degrading treatment will not be used going forward with regard to interrogation practices. So there has been a clear turning of the page.”
Koh should now explain why killing someone is more benign than waterboarding. Thus far the international rage towards Bush remains at bay with Obama in office.