Then again, I'm not the most powerful person in the the world.
As reported by the New York Times:
At President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Tex., a White House spokesman, Scott Stanzel, said Mr. Bush had gone to bed before the execution took place and was not awakened. Mr. Bush had received a briefing from his national security adviser Friday afternoon, when he learned the execution would be carried out within hours, Mr. Stanzel said. Asked why Mr. Bush had gone to sleep before hearing the news, he said Mr. Bush “knew that it was going to happen.”Hussein's execution was widely reported (here and in Iraq) at 6:10 am Baghdad time, which is 9:10 pm Crawford, Texas time. In 2004, President Bush fell asleep during the first half of the Super Bowl, missing the Janet Jackson brouhaha.