Jesse James: Nazi Pic Funny at the Time

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If nothing else, Jesse James deserves credit for being honest and contrite.

In his interview with Good Morning America this morning, James opened up about cheating on Sandra Bullock, as well as the now infamous Nazi picture.

You know, the one where he's giving the Hitler salute. While saying he doesn't even recall taking it, he claims, "It was a joke ... that was funny then."

"Looking at it in the context of now and my life, it's not funny." Ya think?

James, who says he wanted to get caught cheating, adds that being called a racist on top of the things he did has been upsetting, and is untrue - his only prerequisite for adopting a baby was that the baby that needed them the most.

Jesse says Sandra "was proud of me" for entering rehab and that seeing Sandra now with baby Louis, who will carry her name only, makes him very sad.

He would not criticize how the situation was handled in the press, though, choosing only to praise Sandra's role as a mother, saying how awesome she is.

None of this takes away what he did, but at least he faced the music directly, unlike Mr. Corporate Tiger Woods and his manufactured non-apologies.

What do you think? Do you forgive Jesse James after this interview?

The full interview airs tonight on Nightline. Follow the jump for another clip ...