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Stewart Jabs Bush Over Iran Bombs Claim

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Posted on Mar 17, 2006

Truthdig says:

Jon Stewart lays it out in technicolor: Bush had no solid backing for his claim that Iran is providing the deadly Iraqi roadside bombs. (As Truthdig also pointed out two days ago.)

Crooks and Liars:

Jon Stewart posted two clips that were of the most importance regarding Iran last night. Bush is trying to stir the pot and say Iran is supplying parts for IED’s. While Pace and Rumsfeld can’t verify his words.

Bush: Some of the most powerful IED’s that we are seeing in Iraq today-includes components that came from Iran.


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Reporter: Do you have proof that they are indeed behind this, the Gov’t of Iran?

Pace: I do not sir.

The segment went on to show how “Stepford-like” the talk heads are as each cable news station repeats the same meme as if they received their talking points from Rove’s office simultaneously.

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By Yonk, March 29, 2006 at 2:42 pm Link to this comment
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Today Bush blamed the conflict in Iraq on Saddam.
Tommorrow he will probably blame Woody Harrleson for Afghanistan becoming a major drug supplier

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By The-Cynic, March 22, 2006 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart, he’s never been behind the times, infact for god’s sake he’s been ranting on bush the minute he stepped into office, maybe truthdig is…...don’t hate on Jon, the only part about the show that is fake—-the reporters that make pun (fun) on the real stories, but its just to mock the “real” news anchors and programs.

Though, if you want to make certain that Jon is as serious about the trouble we’re in now, check out his battle with Tucker Carlson, he totally blew the fake “debate” that goes on, during msnbc, fox, and cnn primetime….and really makes the Daily Show much more attractive.

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By Tomack, March 22, 2006 at 12:55 pm Link to this comment
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Yes, YES! But how do we change it? Walt, your right—100%. But how the frick do we change the “electorate complacency”? In OUR lifetime that is. I’d love for my kids not to face this again. Which, by the way, is the one real way I help change it—by educating my children (doing well so far). The other task is: to convince other children. How?!

Speaking to each other on blogs only makes us feel better—for a minute or so—then we go back to work, or by a mega-million ticket, or volunteer locally, or vote, or write our congress, or…or…or…WHAT? What else can/should we do that will make a friggin difference.

Stranded Somewhere…not sure where

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By walt, March 20, 2006 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment
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These guys (Bush & Co.) are not ... screw ups, nincompoops or morons. I’m not even sure anymore that they really are incompetent.

They are simply ideologically driven madmen, for whom any means justifies their end (which unfortunately could mean our end!), who do not fear Armageddon (could it be they even long for it?), who within their narcissistic bubble believe this is in fact the “end of time” and have their eyes firmly focused on the immediate present and “soon-to-be” herefater, in which only they will be admitted and saved. Heaven will be thusly “restricted” kind of like Augusta Golf Course.

I realize of course this description fits both “our” fundamentalists as well as “theirs” a fact that really details what we are up against.

The only screw ups, nincompoops or morons in this scenario are the American electorate that aggressively resists facts, truth, science or objectivity and that worships hero fantasies and craves fantasy lifetsyles that insulate them from all this harsh and objectionable “reality.”

“Hey honey, pick up a Mega Million ticket, switch on X Box 360 and pass the Ambien. We’ll be just fine.”

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By Dennis, March 20, 2006 at 11:43 am Link to this comment
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It’s a sad day for journalism when the “Most Trusted Man in America” is no longer Walter Cronkite, but likely Jon Stewart.  As he says, “I’m a fake news anchor!”....

Seriously, sometimes it takes the court jester to say what we all are thinking.  Good job once again Jon.

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By Jim MacKrell, March 19, 2006 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment
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Lets see, John Stewart discovered that George W. Bush doesn’t tell the truth at time, try anytime. Is he just learning what we’ve know all the time. Bush, doesn’t shoot straight. Cheney does…Opps…

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By felicity smith, March 18, 2006 at 10:45 am Link to this comment
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Even the present Iraqi prime minister said that there was no evidence that Iran is supplying Iraq with IED’s or personnel.  You’d think he’d have corroborated Bush’s story if there were even one scintilla of evidence.  The reason he didn’t is at least puzzling, perhaps provocative.

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By Carol Rose, March 17, 2006 at 8:34 pm Link to this comment
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What’s new?  If these screwups in Washington were to actually do something logical, much less compassionate or conservative - now THAT would be a surprise.  Lies, spin and BS are the order of the day, apparently. Frankly, I never felt that I fit into modern society - I just “didn’t get it” - now I know I don’t want to even try!
Wake me up when it’s over!

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