Originally Posted by Literature
It's not, if torture is ineffective. My understanding is that torture is ineffective. The net gain from it is nearly zero, whereas the net loss (goodwill, greater use of effective alternatives) outweighs.
Where did you gain this understanding?
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will