He started off last night’s show giving an overview of how I.S.I.S. has taken over parts of Iraq and poked fun at Obama’s response of 300 troops to advise on security protocols in the country.
Though as he continued to talk about Iraq, he was interrupted by the “Imperial March” theme from Star Wars, at which point an image of Dick Cheney mystically appeared on screen.
“There is America’s tragedy herpe – Dick Cheney,” proclaimed Stewart.
He continued, “Alright, Dick Cheney, tell us how we have done everything wrong since you left office and, if you would, do it from in front of a Sears portrait studio backdrop, whilst your Sith apprentice stands in an eerie silent vigil, go..”
He then showed a clip of Cheney bashing President Obama for pulling all U.S. forces out of Iraq with no stay behind agreement.
There’s just one problem. It wasn’t President Obama who did that – it was George W. Bush.
Not only that, Stewart played a clip from 2009 where Dick Cheney admitted that they had signed an agreement with the Iraqi government to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq, actually claiming that by doing so it was “evidence of significant success.”
Amazing. In 2009, Cheney bragged about the agreement made with the Iraqi government by the Bush administration to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq, calling it “evidence of significant success” – and now he’s blaming Obama for it.
It’s as if these people don’t understand that when they say things on camera, we can go back and see that they actually said them.
Stewart then showed the clip where Fox News’ Megyn Kelly flat-out told Dick Cheney that he got just about everything wrong on Iraq and questioned whether or not he had any right to now speak out on what we should be doing to address the escalating violence.
Now Dick Cheney knows what it’s like when “someone you thought was a friend shoots you in the face,” Stewart quipped.
Out of all the individuals on this planet, some of the last people who should be offering advice about what to do concerning the escalating violence in Iraq are those who got everything wrong on Iraq in the first place.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: