Gonzales Says He Would 'Do Some Things Over'

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday he wishes he could ''do some things over'' from his years with the Bush administration, citing a memo he wrote that human rights groups contended led to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq.

Gonzales said he made a mistake by using the words ''quaint'' and ''the Geneva Conventions'' in the same sentence in the 2002 legal memo about prisoner-of-war protections covered under the treaty, which he said did not apply to enemy combatants in the war on terror.

Gonzales, who at the time was former President George W. Bush's White House legal counsel, said people used the memo to paint him as not supportive of the document's principles.

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