I love today's Obama/Cheney head-to-head on torture for a variety of reasons, but mostly for these two:
As a patriot I love that we actually have these kinds of public, open debates about matters that speak to the very core of who we are as a nation. We have two very different sides of the debate presented by legitimate representatives of each side. This is why the United States is the greatest country in the world.
As a registered Democrat and dedicated supporter of the President I love the politics of this thing. Today is almost perfect in that it so clearly puts the two viewpoints (and the personalities representing each) in such stark contrast: on one side we have the snarling and defensive Dick Cheney who is out there in front of a now reviled neo-con hornet's nest fighting for his legacy and possibly his freedom should this ever come to court; on the other we have the reasoned Obama defending the moral righteousness of America in front of a mural depicting the Founders. On the optics alone, Obama wins...again.