Searching for a Strategy Obama Trips Over Bush Torture Legacy

US President Barack Obama had thought he could clean up the Bush administration's questionable human rights legacy on his own terms. Recent decisions regarding Abu Ghraib pictures and military tribunals show that he was mistaken. His message of "change" is at risk.
Von Hans Hoyng, Britta Sandberg und Gabor Steingart
Barack Obama is having trouble escaping the troubled legacy left him by the administration of George W. Bush.

Barack Obama is having trouble escaping the troubled legacy left him by the administration of George W. Bush.

Foto: AFP
Barack Obama is having trouble escaping the troubled legacy left him by the administration of George W. Bush.

Barack Obama is having trouble escaping the troubled legacy left him by the administration of George W. Bush.

Foto: AFP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan