In which Yr. Obdt. Svt has the unenviable task of pointing out that 2+2=4, evil is not good, black is not white, and that if it is stupid to do evil that good may come of it, it is far stupider still to do evil when evil documentably comes of it.
I become increasingly convinced that conservative Christian love of torture is a spiritual stronghold that will require prayer and fasting and the invocation of angelic powers through Jesus Christ before it is broken. There is a more-than-human evil and irrationality at work here, I reckon. Just as with abortion.