Colbert Delivers Vintage Comeback to Antiwar VetThe ex-Senate candidate and Iraq War vet Paul Hackett asked Stephen Colbert, "Do you really think we're going to spread democracy with the business end of an M-16?" Colbert's response was classic. Check it out.
The ex-Senate candidate and Iraq War vet Paul Hackett asked Colbert, “Do you really think we’re going to spread democracy with the business end of an M-16?” Colbert’s response was classic. Check it out.
Partial transcript: (warning: joke spoiler below)
Hackett: Do you really think we’re going to spread democracy with the business end of an M-16?
Colbert: Uh, I believe we stared democracy with a musket. Okay? Thank you. Red Coats? The Green Mountain Boys gave too many lives at Lexington and Concord for you to denigrate their service to this great nation. You just lost a lot of votes in Vermont, my friend.Wait, before you go…
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