Well, let's set the objective, shall we? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Who the fuck is Bruce Anderson?
Bruce Anderson: We not only have a right to use torture. We have a duty
Bruce, Bruce, Bruce... Torture is unlawful. Has been for hundreds of years, as you point out in your article. You will fuck your mind up totally trying to argue in favour of it. Your argument appears to go along the lines of "well, they haven't done anything yet, but on the other hand, they may have done. So let's torture them, and find out." Riiiiiiiiigggghhhhht - I think you've just surrendered the moral highground, Bruce, me old mate, me old mucker, me old pal.
Just to reiterate: torture is forbidden by Law. As a matter of legal fact, then, we do not "have a right to use torture". On the contrary. As to having a duty... To whom do we owe this duty?.. Not to me, Bruce - it's not me who's terrified of terrorists, because I couldn't give a fuck, one way or another. So don't pretend that you have consensus, when you don't.