Following is the transcript of comments yesterday by President Bush and House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) on returning from Camp David: Bush:

Let me just say a quick word about the brutal parading of these allied pilots. I was talking to Speaker Foley about this coming down. It is very clear that this is a direct violation of every convention that protects prisoners. The International Red Cross, I understand, certified to that today.

First place, this is not going to make a difference in the prosecution of the war against {Iraqi President} Saddam {Hussein}. It's not going to make a difference. I said that before. I said that when he brutally held hostages that numbered up into the thousands. And it's not going to make a difference. But I would make the strongest appeal that these people be treated properly, that they be given the treatment that is accorded to them under the international conventions, and they are not being. And America is angry about this, and I think the rest of the world is, because this morning I talked to more of our coalition partners. And so it is backfiring. If he thought this brutal treatment of pilots is the way to muster world support, he is dead wrong. I think everybody's upset about it. Speaker, I won't put words in your mouth, but. Foley:

I would concur absolutely in what the president said. It's a clear violation of the Geneva provisions for the protection of prisoners of war. It will have very, very strong repercussions not only throughout the United States but throughout the world if these violations continue. Bush:

I can't do a press conference. I do want to say something though about the Baltic states. I am increasingly concerned. We had a statement on that yesterday. I would again appeal to the Soviet Union leaders to resist using force. We've heard the European countries speaking out on this now. And the world is very much concerned about that as well.

Question:

Will he {Saddam} be held accountable?

Bush:

You can count on it.