Monday on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart pointed out that the resurgence of hostilities in Iraq has brought with it a resurgence of the original pundits and politicians that pushed to get us involved the first time. Leading the charge, Stewart pointed out, is Senator John “Johnny Rotten Judgement” McCain.
The original intervention in Iraq, according to Stewart, wasn’t about weapons of mass destruction or 9/11, since those reasons flat out lies. It was really about “what happens when one country loves another country very much” and that country “deposits its seed of democracy — typically laser guided — into another country’s let’s say, fertile crescent,” adding that “if you think that seed of democracy metaphor is slightly more tortured than the people we brought it to, you ain’t see nothing yet. The point is, all that great stuff we did — after, obviously, some of the bad stuff we did — is totally undone now by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who are currently sowing chaos seeds.”
So what’s the United States to do now? Stewart pointed out that in the initial “diligently planned, internationally sanctioned freedom rave,” there were a few individuals who were “just dead wrong” about the whole thing, showing highlight clips of chicken-hawks Lindsey Graham, William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, and others.
However, there’s been one consistent figure who’s gone above and beyond in the call for US involvement wherever there’s conflict — and that figure is John McCain.
“But like any terrible band,” Stewart said, “They’re nothing without their lead singer: Johnny Rotten Judgement. His advocacy of the Iraq war was legend, his sophisticated knowledge of the region, unparalleled — in that, it did not parallel with anybody who had knowledge of the region. . . . And since John McCain was one of the wrongest before and during the war, it’s only fitting that during this current crisis, he would be on so many shows you’d think he just won Dancing With The Stars.”
Stewart also observed that “the John McCain military plan for America is the same as the John McCain media strategy. Be everywhere — forever.”
You can watch Stewart’s commentary, in the video below: