March 20, 2008

Jon takes an intimate look back at the first five years of the Iraq War, and pays respect to all the brave and wise leaders whose rosy predictions have entirely come true.

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Stewart: "Hard to believe folks -- five years. And they said it wouldn't last. No, seriously, they said it wouldn't last."

MR. RUSSERT: [D]o you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly, and bloody battle with significant American casualties?

VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, I don’t think it’s likely to unfold that way, Tim.

RUMSFELD: It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.

The reverse historical breakdown is classic.

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