Jon Stewart exposes blatant hypocrisy of McCain and Graham

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 29, 2012 0:04 EDT
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On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart brutally mocked Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their criticism of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN.

The two senators have pilloried Rice for saying the attack in Benghazi was the result of a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam film. However, Stewart noted that both McCain and Graham had falsely told the public that Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction.

“Unfortunately, that’s not really a fair one-to-one comparison, because Susan Rice admitted to the error within weeks — these two still refuse to acknowledge that invading a country based on information from a source named ‘curveball’ was actually considered a pretty shitty idea by many at the time,” Stewart said.

“If only we had a more direct comparison to make here. Like another high-ranking government official passing what they knew at the time was misleading intelligence to the American public on a Sunday news show, also in line to become secretary of state, and was African American, and a woman, and lets say her name was also Rice. That’d be something.”

Stewart then played a clip of Condoleezza Rice suggesting that Iraq was attempting to build a nuclear weapon, along with clips of McCain and Graham saying it was wrong to criticize her.

Watch video, via Comedy Central, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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