A great fisking in The Daily Telegraph regarding the supposed brutal treatment of a British detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
"Moazzam Begg is an innocent victim of American brutality". That was the way the British-born former Guantanamo Bay detainee presented himself this week as he toured television and radio stations to promote a book he co-wrote with the former Guardian journalist Victoria Brittain.
But Begg's account is starkly at odds with the signed statement he gave to FBI agents while held in Afghanistan after his capture in February 2002, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively by The Daily Telegraph. In the statement, which US officials insist was not obtained under duress, Begg admits to having attended three separate al-Qa'eda terrorist training camps in Afghanistan where he learnt to fire AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades and use primitive explosive devices.