That's Marc's reading of the debate within the Obama administration over releasing the OLC torture memos. If Obama decides to punt on this, or to protect Cheney's dark side from full sunlight, he will be betraying a core, fundamental reason he was elected. Those of us broadly sympathetic to some of the hard choices the administration confronts will be forced into outright, enraged opposition - and my suspicion is that the brutal details of the torture will be leaked anyway.
Please, Mr President. You're not Clinton and you're not McCain. Yes you can.