Or is it a flop. I have lost count now. I am sure there will be another new position soon anyway. Josh Gerstein reports for Politico:
The White House is signaling in its clearest terms to date that President Barack Obama does not favor an independent commission to investigate aggressive interrogations and other alleged abuses by the Bush administration in the war on terror.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama and top aides debated the commission issue about two weeks ago and Obama concluded that any such proposal was likely to bog down in politics.
I notice he does not rule out a special prosecutor. Hat tip: Ed Lasky