Saturday, October 07, 2006

One man's boast is another's nightmare

Gen Musharraf bragged in his memoir that Pakistan received millions of dollars for delivering suspected terrorists into American hands. The resulting furore caused him to issue a clumsy denial, but the essence of the claim remains: Pakistan has handed over many hundreds of alleged terrorist to the Americans.

Moazzam Begg was one of the men handed over; he was innocent and was released from Guantanamo bay without any charges after three years in captivity. His story is a sobering reminder that many ordinary Pakistanis have been tortured and maimed in the name of the 'war on terror'.

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