Had an amicable e-mail exchange late last night with Englishman in New York. He wasn't convinced by what I'd said earlier about torture and interrogation. I don't have particularly sophisticated views on this, but as I told him, one of the best things I'd read on the subject was the Atlantic interview with Black Hawk Down author, Mark Bowden:
...This is a realm where a certain amount of two-facedness is called for, unfortunately. I believe that it would be wrong to license all coercion, but by the same token, I believe that it would wrong not to practice it in certain cases.
I've linked to it before, but that's no reason not to plug it again.