Jon Stewart: 'Let's drink some Mountain Dew and go waterboarding!'
Greg Wasserstrom and Mike Aivaz
Published: Friday November 2, 2007

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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart got out the Big Book of law to weigh in on the national debate over torture. At issue was as the effort by Republican politicians to cast water-boarding as a legitimate interrogation tactic.

"What's this right here," Stewart asked, picking up a slip of paper from inside his hefty law book. "Oh, it's a Justice Department memo in my US Law... uh, we are allowed to head slap, expose people to extreme temperatures, and simulate drowning, which is called waterboarding, which, by the way, sounds so much better that 'simulate drowning.'"

Stewart went on to skewer Former Mayor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey about their vague statements about whether or not waterboarding is torture. Stewart was then joined by Rob Riggle to help explain CIA Director Michael Haydon's comparison of torture to Marine Corps. boot camp.

The following video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, broadcast on November 01, 2007


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