I am 100% sure that in 99.9% of the cases, when torture as official policy is employed, you do not have a situation where there is a "conviction beyond reasonable doubt about intended mass murder" and this scenario simply does not exist outside of fascist propaganda shows like "Twenty-Four". But assuming it is, and I am in such a situation to decide, because I am a security officer or such, I'd probably indeed apply torture because of my conscience. And I would take full responsibility for my illegal decision of employing torture and accept the consequences, as it should be. Yet I would never accept torture becoming legal or official policy, because it should be obvious that in most cases, such a policy would result in unlimited abuse.I did address that. It is morally wrong to allow thousands of innocents to die when you have a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt of immediate intended mass murder and can get info to stop the catastrophy. 1000 x right to life > 1 x right to not be tortured.
Seriously, what's wrong with you Americans lately? Where has the respect for the most basic human right and legal standards gone? We're all proud to be better than people like Hitler, Stalin or Saddam, yet so many people seem to be just too eager to follow their examples by giving up even the most basic and fundamental moral standards that used to make us better.