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An officer of the regiment detaining Baha Mousa, a Basra hotel worker, when he was beaten to death said his soldiers held the view that "all Iraqis were scum", it was disclosed today.
One officer tried to mount an "arse covering" exercise after Mousa's death, while others expressed ignorance of basic rules covering the treatment of prisoners
the army's most senior legal adviser in Iraq said that the way Iraqi detainees were intimidated and hooded by British soldiers was "repulsive".