From Wednesday’s New York Times:
Some Twitter postings from Europe and the Middle East focused on the origins of the C.I.A.’s euphemistic terminology in describing its torture methods.
“The Gestapo called it ‘Verscharfte Vernehmung,’ ” wrote one blogger, Ian Geldard. “Exactly the same term ‘enhanced interrogation’ used by the C.I.A.”
The blogger Libya Liberty said, “Calling torture ‘enhanced interrogation’ is like calling rape ‘enhanced dating.’ ”
Some jihadists used the report to ridicule what they regard as a sanctimonious American preaching about moral values. “They call us monsters?,” Israfil Yilmaz, a Dutch jihadist,wrote on Twitter. “Slap yourself, read some of the @CIA torture reports and wake up.”