September 1, 2009 2:49 AM

Commentary: Obama's dented promise of no 'extraordinary renditions'

Barack Obama was elected president in large part on a promise to restore the nation's battered moral authority. He appealed to voters because he seemed to understand what his predecessor did not, i.e., that America must embody ideals bigger than the exigencies and expediencies of the moment. Somebody should remind him of that.

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