In this edition of our Truthdig-flavored videos: A comedy troupe reenacts Mark Foley’s IMs; Jon Stewart skewers Bush’s reduction of Iraq violence to a “comma”; and Bill Maher critiques sexual repression in America.
No. 1: Woodward: Kissinger Re-Fighting Vietnam via Bush
In his “60 Minutes” interview, Bob Woodward said Henry Kissinger “is almost like a member of the [Bush] family,” and that in his frequent meetings with Bush and Cheney, Kissinger’s dogmatic “stay the course” advice on Iraq amounts to “fighting the Vietnam War again.”
Is this a low blow? We don’t think so. Seeing the dialogue acted out drove home to us just how young the boys targeted by Foley were. (They’re talking about homework, book reports and masturbation.)
No. 3: Stewart Unloads on Bush’s ‘Comma’ Remark
Bush’s remark about the current bloodshed in Iraq simply representing a “comma” in the country’s history is fast becoming infamous. Stewart has a hilarious take on where, exactly, we might find that comma….