If torture was not expected at some level or part of a "War Process" why do so many countries train their military (special forces)to resist it?
In reality if torturing one person within a mm of their life results in intelligence that save many lives who is to say which is the greater evil. Having the means to obtain such info or doing nothing and letting others die so some one can live in a sanitised world.
I look at it like this those in Guatanomo were quite happy to terrorise/torture people in Iraq we can see the evidence of such people, blowing the brains out of a mother on a football pitch in front of her children to hanging people from goal posts. Taliban, Al qaeda,all the same people who have shown they are not beyond using torture on a massive scale.
Since Sept 11 Bin Laden is torturing the world with the threat of terrorism, if torture gets info to stop this I for one will not complain.
We have in N.Ireland many examples of torture, a widowed mother taken from her young family by the IRA and disposed of.The purpose of such acts, to stop people doing the right thing and reporting the illegal activities of others, who were intent on handing out their brand of torture,punishments shootings, bombing and maiming innocents.
I have had friends in Castlereagh who were beaten, totally innocent people, so I have no argument with condemning such acts, but when it is carried out on those who are known terrorists, either side, I have no pity for them at all. These people were not worried about the pain they would inflict on innocent people out trying to get on with their life, why should I worry about such scum.