Ok … game on. The president today opened the door to prosecuting Bush administration officials who helped formulate and allow enhanced interrogation techniques at Gitmo (specifically waterboarding). And this afternoon Gibbs did not rule out including the President. Yikes.
As to what changed? Gibbs did not do a very good job of answering the question, which is not unusual. Poor guy. Stuck between Barack and a hard place, that being Rahm Emanuel. This runs about 5 … but only for dramatic purposes … he says it all in the first minute.
and here’s the bite from Rahm Emanuel, about 48 hours earlier. As the President made clear … he will not be prosecuting Bush Administration officials who formulated policy.
What pushed Obama over the edge … maybe it was Dick Chaney himself who challenged Obama to release the results of the interrogation techniques.
For more on this, Hot Air has a great summary of the change in policy. Or lack of change, depending on whether you decide to listen to anything anyone in the Obama Administration says.