The resurgence of hostilities in Iraq, Daily Show host Jon Stewart said on Monday, has brought with it the return of the band of pundits and politicians who campaigned for the U.S. to invade the country in 2003, led by Sen. John “Johnny Rotten Judgment” McCain (R-AZ).
“It’s only fitting that in this current crisis, you’d think he just won Dancing With The Stars,” Stewart said.
At every turn, Stewart said, McCain has criticized President Barack Obama for pulling U.S. troops out of the region in 2011, without mentioning that it was Obama’s Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, who signed the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq requiring that the U.S. leave the country.
“What?” Stewart sarcastically gasped. “Only a secret Muslim Kenyan terrorist vegan is shrewd enough to ensure our defeat before he ever took office by Jedi mind-tricking ‘Patriot Man.’ Actually, for him you don’t actually need to use the Jedi mind trick. You just kind of wave your hand.”
But with Iraq facing an escalating threat by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Sunni militant group, not only was McCain back to publicly calling for U.S. military intervention, but original Iraq War advocates William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
“Are you kidding me? How does this guy keep getting booked on television?” Stewart said of Graham.
But it is McCain, Stewart said, who has consistently gone above and beyond in calling for U.S. military involvement wherever there is a conflict.
“The John McCain military plan for America is the same as the John McCain media strategy,” Stewart observed. “Be everywhere — forever.”
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted on Monday, below.