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Jon Stewart Mocks Bush’s Claims on Diplomacy

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Posted on Jul 11, 2006
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“The Daily Show” host uses a montage of video clips of Bush alternately dismissing and praising the use of diplomacy in dealing with WMD-bent dictators like Saddam Hussein and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il.

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By bilbo, July 13, 2006 at 11:25 am Link to this comment
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Kind of disingenuous of Stewart to not play the clips in chronological order.  That’s ok though. When pressed on facts he just reverts back to the old defense that he’s “just doing comedy”.  It’s getting rather old.

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By Chaseme, July 12, 2006 at 11:11 pm Link to this comment
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How do you beat a “bully?” I think Kim Jung Il over heard my father when I got the lesson of how to beat a “bully.” Simply stand up them, and usually they “stand down.” “If he doesn’t,  kick him, as hard as you can, in the balls.”

I don’t think you can stand further down than Bush did in that clip. Remember what happened to the school yard bully? We all had them. They usually disappeared after others gained courage from you for standing up to them. Well, at least, that’s my story.

But, imagine how other world leaders will look at Ole Bushy Boy now. To see the cowboy cowering in his boots, as well as his war rhetoric is a site to behold for other world leaders, say…Iran.

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By Antonio, July 12, 2006 at 10:43 pm Link to this comment
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It is interesting in terms of the contradictions in policy, which is self evident if we follow politics. However it does place the speeches out of context, but it makes for good humour and like a political comic, it shows a certain truth about Bush’s contradictory statements.

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By John Keating, July 12, 2006 at 7:42 pm Link to this comment
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I think Moore does it better; taking quotes out of context and stringing them together to fabricate an easily refuted argument.  Well, Moore does it funnier anyway.

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By George Lengen, July 12, 2006 at 7:36 pm Link to this comment
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THE DECIDER HAS ANNOINTED HIMSELF AS THE DIPLOMATIC PROBLEM SOLVER.  I WONDER WHERE WOULD HE FIND SUCH A DIPLOMAT?  HE SAID A DICTATORSHIP WOULD BE EASY FOR HIM IF HE WERE THE DICTATOR.  HIS DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE PRESENTED TO THE TALIBAN: A CARPET OF GOLD OR A CARPET OF BOMBS, NOT TO MENTION IRAQ.

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By dareeza, July 12, 2006 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart and Comedy manage to parse for us what corporate media merely passes along. Ironic how funny news is so real and real news is so funny.

kudos to Jon.

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By R. A. Earl, July 12, 2006 at 7:08 pm Link to this comment
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Ya but… makes for GREAT ENTERTAINMENT… a GREAT SHOW…

And that just might be insight into WHY America is having difficulties with REALITY these days.

Just a thought… is it possible that Americans, raised on Disney and Hollywood and Religion(s) simply no longer have the ability to distiguish between what makes a great SHOW and what makes a great LIFE?

Don’t get me wrong… we NEED… the WORLD needs the Jon Stewarts to present some ANTIDOTE to the poisons we’re fed by “authorities” (for our own good, of course.)

However, if the objective is to bring about CHANGE in the ethics, behaviors, hypocrisy of those in charge, it doesn’t seem to be working!

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By Blair Miller, July 12, 2006 at 2:50 pm Link to this comment
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Priceless and so true. Kudos for Jon !!!!!!!!!!!

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By C Quil, July 12, 2006 at 11:51 am Link to this comment
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Jon Stewart, don’t ever go away - please! The sane and the despairing need you!

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