Jon Stewart on Iraq: Stop Seeking the Opinions of People ‘Who Were Wrong About the Whole F*cking Thing’

jon-stewart-messopotamiaI can remember exactly where I was in March of 2003 when the Iraq war first started.  I was in a hotel, walking by a television in the lobby, with a news broadcast from CNN announcing that the war had officially begun.

Yet here I sit in 2014, 11 years later, and Iraq is once again dominating the news.  But it’s like I’ve said to people who are ridiculously trying to pin this on President Obama, “This was always going to happen once we pulled our troops out.”

Another absurd element is the fact that people who were completely wrong on just about everything related to Iraq since the beginning are now flashing across my television screen offering their opinions on what they think we should do.

So, the people who botched just about every single aspect pertaining to the war in Iraq now want to offer more advice on what we should be doing in Iraq?

People like Lindsay Graham, John McCain, Bill Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz.  Again, individuals that were completely and totally wrong on just about every aspect of the war in Iraq are offering their opinions on what we should do.

It seems Jon Stewart feels like many us do and tore into these people, suggesting that we shouldn’t listen to the opinions on Iraq coming from individuals who were “wrong about the whole f*cking thing” years ago.  

And while he mentioned several people during the segment, he paid special attention to John McCain, saying, “But like any terrible band, they’re nothing without their lead singer old Johnny Rotten.”

He then shows clips where McCain was wrong about Iraq from 2003, followed by other comments McCain has made fairly recently where he’s said he would support sending troops into Ukraine, Nigeria, Libya and Syria – along with his belief that we should have kept troops in Iraq.

Essentially, if it were up to McCain, our military would be involved in just about every single conflict going on in the world right now.

“The John McCain military plan for America is the same as the John McCain media strategy” Stewart said, mocking McCain’s frequent appearances on just about every news show on television. “Be everywhere – forever.”

And that’s more or less what many Republicans are advocating for right now.  Because about the only way we can ensure that Iraq maintains some form of stable democracy – is if we enforce it.

It’s another reason why I recently wrote about my belief that it’s time for Republicans to finally admit that George W. Bush is one of the worst presidents in United States history.

Watch Stewart’s 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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