Crisis in Iraq
Jon Stewart pointedly asks why we should heed 'Johnny Rotten Judgment' McCain's advice on Iraq
Lots of politicians and analysts were wrong about the invasion of Iraq. Some have recanted their original support for the war, based on what we know now, and others have not. Many of the ones who didn't change their minds are back on TV offering advice to President Obama and the U.S. on what to do now that Iraq is sliding back into sectarian bloodshed. Jon Stewart isn't alone when he pointedly wondered, on Monday night's Daily Show, why anyone would listen to these guys again.
Stewart singled out five men — Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, L. Paul Bremmer, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and the recently reunited band's lead singer, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). He is especially critical of "Johnny Rotten Judgment" McCain, whose advice for Iraq — and lots of other trouble spots — is to send in U.S. troops and keep them there. Or as Stewart summarized McCain's plan for victory: "It's like when you win at a casino, and to get the money, you have to live there." --Peter Weber