Jon Stewart doesn't have many nice things to say about former president George W. Bush these days. One thing he's thankful for, though, is that Bush didn't die in office and allow then-Vice President Dick Cheney to become president.

On Monday's "Daily Show," after playing clips of Cheney defending the CIA's interrogation techniques — which some, including President Obama, have labeled "torture" — Stewart gave the rare kind-of-compliment to Bush.

"I'm going to end on a note of gratitude — something I never thought that I would say," Stewart said. "George W. Bush, thank you for not dying while you were in office."

The crowd applauded as the show went into a commercial break.

Below is the entire segment. The comment above comes at the end of the clip: