The FBI has revealed that the Nigerian Exploding Underwear Guy, accused of trying to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day with a bomb, has been cooperating with investigators. FBI agents flew to Nigeria and returned with his parents, who have assisted. For two weeks, actionable intelligence has been obtained from him. On January 21, Malaysian counterterrorism authorities arrested 10 suspected terrorists tied to Abdulmutallab, the guy in question, thanks to information retrieved from him.
Useful, actionable intelligence, without using waterboarding or other illegal torture, and without further destroying our image in the world, like during the Cheney/Bush years.