A Tale of Two Stories
PELLEY: Did you see the video of Saddam Hussein's . . .
BUSH: I saw some of it.
PELLEY: . . . execution?
BUSH: Somebody showed me parts of it. Yeah. I didn't wanna watch the whole thing.
PELLEY: Well, you keep saying "parts of it." What do you mean you didn't wanna watch the whole thing?
BUSH: I wasn't sure what to anticipate beyond the yelling and stuff like that. And I didn't . . .
PELLEY: You didn't wanna see him go through the trapdoor.
BUSH: Yeah. Yes. I didn't.
Saddam aides hanged, anger at beheading "mishap": "Two of Saddam Hussein's aides were hanged before dawn on Monday, the Iraqi government said, admitting that the head of his half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti was also ripped from his body during the execution. … Government adviser Bassam al-Husseini said the damage to the body was 'an act of God'."
I'm guessing Bush wouldn't have wanted to see Saddam's half-brother's head getting ripped off, either. I'm also guessing he feels the Iraqis could have handled that a lot better, too. In fact, they probably owe us an apology.
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