This is exactly the standard that is used in an officer-involved shooting/use of force, fwiw. It's a well-tested method of handling acts by law enforcement that may be an ethical violation.
We do not want, as a country, our government at the highest levels to be setting a precedent where torture is used as a standard MO. And yet, that's exactly where we have found ourselves.
In other words, I want the agents of our government and elected officials to be EXTREMELY WORRIED about unjustified acts of torture, and their criminal culpability in such acts, to the point that they would ONLY utilize these tactics in the most dire of circumstances.