David Miliband criticises George Bush's 'war on terror'
UK foreign minister David Miliband has delivered a thiny veiled attack on outgoing US president George W. Bush, saying ther Bush Administration's methodology in the "war on terror" may have done more harm than good, creating more terrorists than it stopped.
The admission comes at the same time a senior Bush Administration official is acknowledging that torture is taking place at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay.
Miliband's comments came as a senior Bush administration official admitted for the first time that a Guantanamo Bay detainee was tortured during questioning over links to the 9/11 attacks.
Susan Crawford, who oversees the tribunals for terror suspects at the US base in Cuba, said she believed the interrogation of Saudi national Mohammed al-Qahtani amounted to torture.
She said the frequency and the adverse effect of the torture on Qahtani's mental and physical state persuaded her that military questioners had crossed the line from harsh interrogation to illegality.