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Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2015

Dick Cheney’s support of Iran, Shiites in Iraq called out by Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart may be leaving The Daily Show later this year, but made a new mark as he blasted former Vice President Dick Cheney and the Bush administration’s support of a Shiite Muslim with Iranian ties to replace Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

“I can’t think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama is creating here,” Cheney said regarding the “Iran nuclear deal” made by the Obama administration.

On Thursday night’s “Daily Show,” Stewart fired back.

Jon Stewart attacks Dick Cheney on Daily Show iran“Really? You can’t think of an administration that left a more terrible burden?” Stewart said as a picture of Cheney and former President George W. Bush appeared next to him and grew as he spoke. “Think hard… no wait. If I can ask you, think harder. Maybe you need a visual aid. Can you think of an administration that left… ?”

Stewart then used Cheney’s own “logic” to show that there was a presidency that helped strengthen Iran more than any other — and it was the one Cheney served in.

 

Cheney, whom he replaced with a red balloon with a frowny face drawn on it.

Stewart noted that Cheney was a key supporter of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, which he said was the real reason that neighboring Iran is on the rise.

“Is there anything else you can think of, over the last say, I don’t know, 12 years and 28 days that could also be seen as fundamentally strengthening Iran’s position in that region?” Stewart asked the balloon.

 

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