In this week’s installment, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver mocks Rumsfeldian “ironic distance” from the war; NBC’s David Gregory rakes the White House’s Tony Snow over a bed of coals; and “Hardball” host Tim Russert airs Bush’s dirty laundry on national TV.

No. 1: Rumsfeldian Hypocrisy on the War

In this MSNBC clip from “Countdown,” NBC’s David Gregory grills White House spokesman Tony Snow on the contents of a leaked memo written by Donald Rumsfeld in which the outgoing defense secretary embraced the very same troop redeployment strategy that the White House had labeled “cut and run.”

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No. 2

: John Oliver on Rumsfeld’s ‘Ironic Distance’ from War

The “Daily Show” correspondent has a field day with Donald Rumsfeld’s attempts to spin defeat in Iraq as something not-quite-defeat in the memo referred to in our No. 1 item.

John Oliver

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No. 3

: Snowing the Iraq Study Group

Jon Stewart mocks Tony Snow’s attempts to spin the Iraq Study Group’s recommendations as being in line with existing White House policies.

John Stewart

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No. 4

: Tim Tells It Like It Is

“Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, squaring off with Bush’s national security advisor, Stephen Hadley, lays out a damning list of mistakes and incorrect predictions made by the Bush administration.

Tim Russert

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