The Daily Show's Jon Stewart opened his show this Tuesday with a little walk down memory lane and a history lesson for the right wingers who keep trying to blame the chaos in the Middle East on President Obama pulling our troops out of Iraq, and who want to lay the rise of ISIS at President Obama's feet as well, rather than the decision by the previous administration to invade Iraq in the first place and leave Saddam's former army unemployed and well armed.
After an epic rant on exactly that, Stewart noted:
STEWART: It's almost as if this incredibly complex problem can be traced back to more than one bad decision. Which brings us to our new segment, "America in the Middle East: Learning Curves Are For Pussies."
Of course, not leaving our troops in Iraq would not have been as big a problem, had we not, not, left our troops... here's the deal. To stop ISIS, we know Obama should not have withdrawn our troops, but what should Obama have done?
Cue the right wing talking heads and politicians saying we should arm the Syrian rebels, and another reminder from Stewart about how well that's worked out for us.
Once again, sadly, we've got a comedian doing a better job than our media with taking these warmongers to task and laying out exactly why their assertions are so absurd. Don't count on any of them learning anything from Stewart before he retires.