Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" last night, telling host Jon Stewart that he likes President Bush personally.

"I like him," Blair said of Bush.

Bush has a job approval rating of 32 percent among U.S. citizens, but as far as personal feelings go, Blair said Bush's likability depends on whether one agrees with him on national security issues.

"It depends whether you agree with him or not on the security threat, which I happen to do, but if you don't then obviously you are less inclined to like him," Blair said.

Blair went on to explain his views on the invasion of Iraq, telling the audience he came to his support for it of his own accord and that that he did not take the decision lightly.

"I don't disrespect people who take a different point of view, but it's what I believed then and what I believe now," Blair said.