Torture is the last refuge of desperate homeland security organisations trying to save innocent lives from the lunacy of fanatics.
It's nasty and uncivilised - like abattoirs, batchhouse chicken farms, halal ritual slaughter, circumcision, and tongue-studs ~ but somebody has to do it as a procedure for eliciting vital information from stubborn personalities who'd otherwise remain 'mum'.
Vital information aye? What if the stubborn personality remaining "mum" was your son or daughter Herbert, would you still condone torture? And frequently the tortured 'stubborn" person holds no "vital" information anyway, what's the poor sod supposed to do then?
Does the confinement of a chicken really trouble you as much as human beings inflicting torture on their fellow man? Really? Surely that's not possible.
I count some torture victims among my friends, and believe torture's an inexcusable cruelty and a total obscenity.