People like Glenn Greenwald who are big on the similarities between Obama and Romney and rather short about the differences between them could do worse than to focus their attention for a moment or two on this:
As a general proposition, Mitt Romney's campaign has striven to distance itself from the George W. Bush administration. But the candidate and his advisors seem intent on restoring one of that administration's most discredited policies: the use of torture to extract information from suspected terrorists...
The New York Times recently reported on a memo by a group of Romney legal advisors urging him, if elected, to rescind an executive order issued by Obama that bans "enhanced interrogation techniques" not permitted by the Army Field Manual. And the candidate himself is on record as supporting such a shameful retrenchment. In December, he told reporters that "we'll use enhanced interrogation techniques which go beyond those that are in the military handbook right now." He also said he didn't consider waterboarding torture.
It's one good reason for a vote for Obama.