I will be more direct and pointed than Charles Krauthammer in his excellent article. You're abducted by vicious bloodthirsty terrorists who are slowly and sadistically killing you by torture: snipping off toes and fingers, drilling holes into your flesh and burning your body with acid-as happened to a young Jew in France. I have a terrorist in custody who knows of your whereabouts; he has a moral obligation to rat on his friends and give me the information that could save you. He refuses to cooperate thus guaranteeing your continued torture and death. As a last resort I force him to do what's morally right by torturing the truth out of him and save you from your nightmare. Who in their proper mind could find fault with me for doing this? For compelling a terrorist to do what is right and cooperate in the saving of a human life? What fool would dare accuse me of being no better than a terrorist, of being morally depraved, deserving of prosecution and punishment? Who would be that dumb, that stupid, that senseless? Who?