The Boston Sunday Globe carried Jeff Jacoby's column yesterday (as it does normally on Thursday's and Sunday's).
I think the headline is deliberately open to interpretation.
I originally took it to mean for torture and expected reasons for justifying the practice.
As you read this, it is not the case. Although, one could take some pieces of this out of context and make the case, Jeff's conclusion is clearly and unequivocally against torture.
I will agree with him.