Should The CIA Use Torture?

First, let’s consider what is just.  Justice says, “An eye for an eye.”  Therefore, a terrorist who burns another human being alive deserves to, themself, be burned alive.  However, we are not dealing with a question of justice.  What we are dealing with is a question of preventing the suffering of the innocent and saving the lives of the innocent.  The answer to this prevention/saving question is:

As long as there is any hope of preventing the suffering of the innocent and/or saving the lives of the innocent, ANY torture is justified that would be INDISPENSABLE TO ACHIEVING either or both of those goals.