Video: Bush on Saddam's execution

It’s from tonight’s “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” which, by the way, does an excellent job of archiving its programs online. Not only was the full transcript of the interview posted immediately after the show aired, so were mp3 and RealMedia versions of the audio.

He says the execution “makes it harder for me to make the case to the American people that this is a government that does want to unify the country and move forward.” Which is not unlike saying that mainstream Muslim support for jihad makes it harder for him to make the case to Americans that Islam means peace. It’s true as far as it goes, yet it rather misses the point.

As for the execution being botched, he doesn’t know the half of it.