About Last Night

Fallows and Democracy in America agree that last night's presser was a bit dull, but Greg Sargent points to the most interesting answer of the night – Obama's response to a question about waterboarding:

Obama implicitly acknowledged here that the previous administration used “legal rationales” to justify “torture.”

This underscores yet again how dicey this is for Obama politically: He’s acknowledging that the previous administration created “legal rationales” to allow itself to engage in behavior that’s outlawed by international treaties. At a minimum, this would seem to give some pretty powerful ammo to those who want some kind of noncriminal probe into what happened.

What am I missing?