Jon Stewart: Dick Cheney is ‘America’s Tragedy Herpe,’ Daughter is ‘Sith Apprentice’ (Video)

tragedy-herpeWhile Jon Stewart is great on most days, it seems Mondays he always takes it up a notch.  Understandable considering he has a whole weekend of political nonsense to catch up on.

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:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • DavidD

    What do you expect from a pig but a grunt?

    • Jon Leibowitz

      Every time Allen Clifton writes an article using Jon Stewart Leibowitz as an objective baseline I want to throw up. Political discourse originating from comedy central? This website is a mickey mouse laughing stock to everyone except the bleeding heart morons who can’t admit that their Messiah Obama is about to get thrown out of the white house.

  • Jim Bean

    Its a mistake to rely upon comedians to deliver to you, the information you need to be an informed citizen. Jon’s fine for getting a giggle but one shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that what he’s delivering is comedy – not wisdom.

    • Jared Ackley

      Except that traditional media is failing to report facts and/or to call out those who blatantly contradict themselves later. I find it funny that many on the right of the political spectrum call the media liberal when the right has benefited greatly for the past decade or more from the notion that both “sides” must be reported evenly as fact or given equal airtime. Perhaps its a direct reaction to being labeled “liberal media.” Whatever it is, I would expect an impartial news service to be doing what Mr. Stewart does on a nightly basis: identify major stories of interest/importance, perform due diligence and then present to audience. What makes it funny is that no one else calls out the liars. That most of the stories (but not all) center around hypocrisy, blatant contradictions or outright lies on the part of individuals on the right like the Vice President, is because they lie. All the time. I guess in closing, the Daily Show SHOULD be only for humor, but the material used is factual. Mr. Cheney said one thing in 2009 and then a completely different thing in 2014. Why isn’t that a major news story? It is actually really troubling that such a contradiction from a former Vice President of the United States about a major part of his legacy and over something that has affected our nation for over a decade is not a major story in itself outside of a cable comedy show. I don’t normally post comments or replies or whatever, but this really struck a chord. Thank you.

      • Jim Bean

        Which was harped on most by what you’d call the main stream media? Cheney’s lie or Obama’s lies? The IRS/TeaParty affair is the biggest scandal in this Nation’s history. Is Jon all over that? I would add that on those occasions when Jon bashes the right, MMfa brings it to their front page. When he bashes the left (and he DOES do that from time to time, MMfa is out to lunch. The duplicity that distinguishes the MSM as liberal is defined not by lies they tell openly, its via their refusal to give the level of attention to Left-wing/Dem misadventures that they deserve.

    • maim_frame

      Hey, in America comedians are the ONLY ones telling the truth!

    • Kenneth H Ransome jr

      Wait to hell up, Jim Bean… Wake to hell up!