Bigelow wrote a response to the criticism and in her response she said:
"Those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement."
That choice of words leads me to believe that whoever Boal's main source was for this part of the film indeed claimed that Abu Ahmed's name (or nickname) initially came up after enhanced interrogation techniques.
Either way though, whether Boal's account is based on what someone involved claimed or whether Boal was condensing it for cinematic purposes, I do not think the film advocates torture. I've been reading some articles from people who are saying that the film is advocating torture, and it really seems like some of them haven't seen the film. Even if it is historically inaccurate, it's not advocating torture.
Last edited by Bourne101; 01-17-2013 at 08:16 PM..