Yes. OK. But you are ignoring the fact that Obama -- like Bush -- insists on the "right" to kill American citizens without a trial -- if the government decides that so and so is a terrorist.
In other words- - there is no more habeus corpus and no due process. Any peace activist like me could be imprisoned indefinitely if Obama decides I am a threat -- They can throw away the key.
This is the action of a dictator.
No doubt -- the US also continues to use torture. If the CIA does not want to dirty its fingers- they simply pass on a prisoner to the Saudis -- or some other ally -- and let them do it for us. But its the same deal. It's still torture -- in our name.
In short -- any changes are cosmetic. Guantanamo is still there --