Abu Ghraib Soldier: I’m Not Sorry

Lynndie England, the former U.S. soldier convicted of abusing Iraqi detainees in the Abu Ghraib scandal, says in a new interview that she doesn’t regret how the detainees were treated. “Their lives are better. They got the better end of the deal,” she tells The Daily. “They weren’t innocent. They’re trying to kill us, and you want me to apologize to them? It’s like saying sorry to the enemy.” Now the mother of a 7-year-old son, England says she has at least one regret: she worries that some of the pictures of her and her fellow soldiers humiliating and abusing detainees may have cost American lives on the battlefield. She also told interviewers that she doesn’t regret having her son, even though the father, Charles Graner, who was the ringleader of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, doesn’t want anything to do with him.