Torture is the intentional use of extreme physical suffering on a non-consenting, defenceless person for the purpose of breaking their will. While it is a horrific act, defendants argue that torture can produce information that is extremely valuable to governments and can save many lives.
Yes, torture can be justified
Torture can glean highly valuable information and save many lives.
With torture, the end justifies the means
In time poor situations that could harm the greater part of humanity, torture can be justified if it means saving the community.