WASHINGTON – President Bush (search) has condemned the apparent mistreatment of some Iraqi prisoners, saying, "Their treatment does not reflect the nature of the American people. That's not the way we do things in America. I didn't like it one bit."
He was asked about photos showing Iraqi prisoners naked except for hoods covering their heads, stacked in a human pyramid, one with a slur written in English on his skin. That and other scenes of humiliation have led to criminal charges against six American soldiers. Arab television stations were leading their newscasts on Friday with the photos.
"I share a deep disgust that those prisoners were treated the way they were treated," Bush said.
There currently are 138,000 U.S. troops in Iraq (search) and 24,900 troops from coalition countries.
Bush made his comments in the White House Rose Garden after a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin (search).