Just Like Bush

The president in Hawaii yesterday set the record straight on the U.S. position regarding waterboarding:

KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- President Barack Obama says the interrogation technique known as waterboarding constitutes torturing, disputing Republican presidential candidates who say they would reinstate the practice.

Obama called waterboarding "torture" and said it was "contrary to America's traditions" during a news conference at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

So would previous administration officials who permitted waterboarding be considered war criminals? I think so.