In pursuing his strategy to “look forward, as opposed to looking backwards“, President Obama is abandoning his oath “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” so that he can pick and choose just which laws will be “faithfully executed”. This contrast is driven home most fully in contemplating Obama’s refusal to label the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy as unconstitutional while at the same time allowing a key statute of limitations date to pass soon on destruction of evidence in torture investigations.