The Daily Show's Jon Stewart apologized for spending so much time this week mocking Trump and ignoring more important topics, like the GOP's immediate rejection of the Iranian nuclear deal.
July 22, 2015

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart apologized for spending so much time this week mocking Trump and ignoring more important topics, like the GOP's immediate rejection of the Iranian nuclear deal, even though most of them admitted they had not even read it yet.

“You didn’t even read the deal?” Stewart said of Sen. Lindsey Graham. “Basically, you’re treating this critical international accord like some kind of bizarro iTunes user agreement.”

The host also showed footage of McConnell failing to explain how he would have specifically improved the agreement other than to say he wanted “a deal under which Iran would not be able to acquire nuclear weapons.”

“I guess some would say that’s tautological reasoning,” Stewart countered, using his McConnell “impersonation.”

Stewart also mocked the various doomsday predictions by US conservatives and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who went from fretting it would take “weeks” for Iran to have a nuclear arsenal three years ago to predicting it would happen within 10 to 15 years. [...]

If the US really wanted to bring Iran down, he argued, it would skip the drone strikes and use “loan strikes” to bury Iran under a hill of debt, much like Germany did to Greece.

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