It seems that even the White House is backtracking, along with the Pentagon and everybody wants to make clear that nobody in the US had anything to do or say about the lynching that took place. The execution could have been done in a manner that was at least judicially dignified. Instead, the videos show it was just a lynching, like in the Jim Crow days.
Al-Qaida militants begin to pull out of two towns in south Yemen (Reuters)
from the article: History and Hussein's hanging