If the question is do i see a distinction between
- Hitler allowing Mengele to perform attrocities on Jews because he considered them inferior
- Saddam and his two twisted sons having political dissidents lowered feet first into woodchippers
- Bush allowing the guys that planned 9/11 to get waterboarded to rat out the others that were planning on taking thousands more lives
The answer is unashamedly, absolutely, inefuckinquivicably, yes.
In the first two cases it was insanity and cruelty. In the third, it saved lives... and I'd personally have attached electrodes to the balls of one of the known recipients (Khalid Sheik Mohammed) and cranked the phone device because of what he'd already done.
What, you wanted us to shy away outta shame from that answer? Bullshit. I was at Quantico Virginia at Marine Corps OCS in 1976 when everyone else I knew was still in the longhaired phase. We would have removed KSMs nuts with a dull blade. Fuck him and all terrorists. Forgiveness is God's job... ours is to arrange the meeting.
FTR - Your butt is safe and warm because of people that do what has to be done, not because of kumbaya-singing politically correct politicians. Enjoy the freedom to call them monsters while they pay for it on your behalf... putting themselves between you and those that would harm you and those you love. Freedom has never been free, someone always pays the price.