Andrew Sullivan writes: "Second, of course, the hideous term: "enhanced interrogation techniques.' I'm not sure where exactly this came from..." and gets an answer from a reader:
"enhanced interrogation techniques" is a fairly decent English translation of the Gestapo euphemism "verschaerfte Vernehmung" which was the code word for torture in the Third Reich. Look it up." The dictionary confirms it.
How wonderful that the Bush Admininstration looks to the Nazis for its verbage. What's next? "The Final Solution to the Iraqi Question"?