ignoring the law when it is inconvenient

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c/o TIME magazine: 

In 2002, Bush's Justice Department lawyers came up with a novel definition of "torture," over the objections of several military attorneys, that green-lighted the president's plans for a harsh interrogation program. Obama's in-house and State Department attorneys have come up with a novel definition of "hostilities," over the objection of Pentagon and Justice Department attorneys, that allows U.S. forces to continue bombing Libya without seeking Congressional approval, as required by the 1973 War Powers Act...

Is "Hostility" Barack Obama's "Torture"?

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