A U.S. soldier at a prison camp in Iraq is seen on a videotape saying she does not care that two prisoners have died, CBS News said yesterday.
On the home video, to be aired tonight on "60 Minutes II," a young soldier who is not being identified by the network says: "We've already had two prisoners die -- but who cares? That's two less for me to worry about."
The soldier, who served at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad and Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, says on the tape: "I hate it here. I want to come home. I want to be a civilian again. We actually shot two prisoners today. One got shot in the chest for swinging a pole against our people on the feed team. One got shot in the arm. We don't know if the one we shot in the chest is dead yet."
She added: "I actually got in trouble the other day because I was throwing rocks at them."
Two other soldiers accused of abusing prisoners at Camp Bucca say the problems began with the chain of command, according to CBS. They say they complained to the office of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and wrote letters to the White House and two senators, but got no response.
-- Howard Kurtz