According to my morning briefing from Red State (I don't know why I get these), Dick Cheney claims that if the torture memos are released, then all the good results gained by torture should be publicized. Bullshit, say I. If there were any good results the Bush administration would have been crowing about them. Moreover, I would be afraid to see what Dick Cheney considers "good".
As far as I am concerned, it doesn't matter if torture yielded any useful information. It's still wrong. I could rob some banks and point to how rich I got as a result, but that wouldn't make robbing banks OK. Scott Petersen could, if he folllowed Cheneyist moral logic, have argued that the murder of Lacy yielded good results for him and should be excused. Hitler's genocidal rampage was OK because it helped his cause in some way. Mao was able to get rid of a lot of hungry mouths in the purges of the Great Leap Forward, so good for him.
The bastards who wrote the torture memos should be disbarred and prosecuted. Those who followed the memos should be investigated and prosecuted if it is suspected that they knew better. If they didn't know better, they should be fired, because they're too damn stupid to occupy positions of trust.