Tony Blair will attempt to use President Bush's announcement tomorrow, about the increase in American troops in Iraq by 20,000, to cover his statement condemning the execution of Saddam.
Blair opposes the death penalty, yet because he is subservient to Bush cannot make too much of a public fuss over the state "lynching" of Saddam. However, Blair's ministers Brown and Prescott have already publicly condemned the execution; therefore Blair has to make some form of comment, as people are asking why he has been so silent on the matter.
Bush's statement will provide perfect cover for Blair.
Some cynics note that when Blair leaves office this year, he is hoping to make large amounts of money on the US lecture circuit. To openly criticise Bush would risk offending his future paymasters.
In other news, the corpse of Saddam is now being used to rally support by those sympathetic to him. A video of Saddam's corpse, apparently taken shortly after he was hanged, was posted on the net by a group sympathetic to Saddam.
It seems that the Iraqi and US authorities could not have screwed this execution up more, even if they tried to.