2. How do you know that your country does not torture people? If the leaders of your country have the ability to keep secrets from you, then your knowledge of what they are doing is limited to what they choose to tell you. How then, can you be "safe" given your argument?
We were occupied not too long ago, and on top of that, my country isn't nearly as vast as the US - most people 30+ here can easily tell you what living in a country who does that feels like. There will be people who go "missing" or "commit suicide" on dubious basis, even later on when the practice of lining up people against a wall and semi-publicly shooting them. Things like that. Some things are hard to cover up neatly.
As for me ... I know people fairly high up. In a way, *I* am a person fairly high up. In fact, I consider myself one of the prime targets if someone were to make an attack on us, which makes me even more inclined to condemn all such practices.
Who makes the call of whether or not something is "moral"? You cannot be certain it'll be your
moral. You cannot be certain they will not end up torturing and subsequently thousands of civilians and grunts who literally had no idea of anything to prevent one assassination of some person they deemed "more important".
You'll never be completely safe, granted (and at the end of the day, you can still genuinely stumble and fall down the stairs, which is a far more likely to happen), but to actively endorse things like that? That's just calling a miserable end upon either yourself or the people you care about.
Privacy (both that of people and institutions) is a difficult issue without the involvement of government-level institutional violent crimes.