Watching/Listening to this Stewart needs to go and watch and read All of what’s been coming out of the Inquiries into the Iraq War, as well as during and in the now, especially the Brit Inquiry. He’s spinning the hawks lines in this interview without caring about the Facts that have just proven what millions were saying as that administration were doing. While no criminal charges will come directly out of these inquiries the testimonies are now the record and can and will be used by others for possible criminal charges, We Hope!
Knowing he’s a Comedian one can buy the lack of researching but if coming out and commenting seriously he better get the Facts for a better understanding of the questions!!!
He shouldn’t be a voice to be interviewed on a serious level and he’s showing that, sadly, because his comedy sketches do use facts, quickly can be searched out if needed, and come off as reality with a funny and credible twist.
I’ve used this tiny snippet of early on testimony from the Brit Inquiry a few times, and there is plenty more even outside of the inquiry:
Drip, drip, drip, “”He recalled noting that: “the dog didn’t bark – it grizzled.” Don’t forget – this ‘grizzling’ for regime change was 6 months BEFORE 9/11.””. drip, drip, drip, “”But there was a ‘sea change’ in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.””, drip, drip, drip, “”George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair’s foreign policy adviser of the time.””, drip, drip, drip, “”There was “a touching belief [in Washington] that we shouldn’t worry so much about the aftermath because it was all going to be sweetness and light”.””, drip, drip, drip, “”Boyce mentions the “dysfunctionalism” of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US adminstration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information””, drip, drip, drip………..!
What does the above show, they were hell bent on taking out Saddam as soon as they came into power and they had the republican congress to bend to their wants all needed was the excuse or lies twisted to be facts, something that we made illegal years back after finding out the CIA were doing assassinations for regime change.
If using the “left” vrs. “right” meme’s, especially as to journalism or opinion, but especially journalism, Facts are Good Journalism coming from any ideology, with if wrong are as soon as possible corrected. If giving talking points that can be quickly proven false with real facts that’s called propaganda, always has been always will!
By the way, there’s a Huge Difference with Activism using Facts or suspicions from other Facts then searching out and if wrong admitting, then there is with these ‘teabaggers’ constantly yelling and using only Spin Meme’s fed from a propaganda source that are Quickly beaten down With Facts!