Here's an article in the Times about the Bush Administration and torture. Apparently, the BA did everything except break bones, pull teeth, and burn flesh. Then I had a thought: Are these types of acts wrong under all circumstances? Is it wrong to torture a terrorist if it means he might give up info that will save lives?
These practices certainly are wrong in the vast majority of cases, but I think if it may save lives we had better not be too reluctant to keep a criminal awake for a week straight.