The Daily Show's Jon Stewart started the week off letting the warmongers like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and the pundits on Fox have it for being terribly upset that we're going to try diplomacy instead of bombing Syria.
September 16, 2013

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart started the week off letting the warmongers like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and the pundits on Fox have it for being terribly upset that we're going to try diplomacy instead of bombing Syria.

Stewart: Republican diplomacy ‘is like a glory h*le: Just stick it in and you worry about the consequences later’:

To many conservatives, Stewart argued, “international diplomacy is like a glory h*le: Just stick it in, and you worry about the consequences later.”

Stewart took particular issue with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) calling negotiations between the U.S. and Russia to take the weapons down “a debacle.”

“This is a debacle,” Stewart said with a mocking faux-Southern lilt. “I have not seen a disaster such as this since I arrived at the Beauregard Cotillion with a magnolia in my hair when everyone else was wearing orchids. I mean, talk about a debacle.”

Stewart resumed the accent after playing a clip of Graham saying he wanted to “punish” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“I wanted to see him squirm,” the host said. “I wanted to tie Assad up and spank his taut Syrian … I’m getting the vapors. You can read all about it in my new book, Fifty Shades of Graham.”

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