First you said you weren't interested in looking backwards. Then you said CIA interrogators won't be punished but the writers of the justification memos will be punished. How can you not punish the actual CIA interrogators when the guards at Nazi concentration camps were tried and punished? When a couple of the guards from Abu Graib are serving prison sentences.
Frankly this is just Obama's inexperience showing. We all knew about the torture but decided to turn a blind eye to it. We all knew about the warrantless wiretapping but decided to ignore it. What makes Obama think we are now ready for the truth? He ought to have just stopped at saying "We don't and won't torture". Now he's gotta find a way to extricate himself from this process before his entire agenda gets derailed.