Okay, I have to say something here. During the seventies and beginning of the eighties there was here In Argentina a military dictatorship that had an anti-communist doctrine promoted by the US during the cold war. The armed forces systematically kidnapped tortured and murdered all communist subversive suspects (note the word 'suspects'). This is an infamous page in the Argentinean history, and we have learnt to never (and I mean never) allow this to happen again, perusing even today those responsible for these acts. The dictatorship used fear to the point that no one wanted to be involved with anyone suspect of being subversive nor posses any 'subversive' books (or what was considered to be subversive). Subversive became another word for criminal, and anyone arrested (kidnapped, more like) by the armed forces, subversive or not, was believed to have "done something" whatever that something was. The armed forces tortured everyone they captured being them in possession or not of any information that could lead to the capture and extermination of any possible subversive. All of the kidnapped were tortured to the point of having to use resuscitation techniques when they had heart attacks in order to keep them alive for further torture and interrogation. After they were finished they were killed and the bodies disposed. This said, I have to say that I am against all kind of torture for whatever the reason, mark my words. The use of torture is infamous and barbaric. I don't know what specific special case might or might not be justified, I openly oppose to torture.