John McCain Royally Clowned on Benghazi by Jon Stewart: Remember the WMD (Video)
So, some of the media-types poked fun at Senator John McCain yesterday for comparing the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya to the bin Laden raid.
As for the bigger picture, some people have started asking -- especially after McCain's proposal of a White House "coverup" of the attack appeared to unravel -- if the senator's just playing politics to spite President Obama. Or, as the Daily Show's Jon Stewart asks, hypothetically, "What kind of crotchety, Gran Torino-ish old fuck would be completely unable to get over a simple campaign loss?
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The point of reference on this situation, which was pointed out on the comedy news show, is McCain's involvement in the colossal and deadly lie involving the phrases "Iraq" and "weapons of mass destruction."
McCain's quote on the "well-known facts" of Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction -- and continuing to build his arsenal of them -- is included in the video above, as is a clip of him later voicing his support of then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who's taken a good deal of the heat for the claims of WMDs in Iraq.
"We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud," right?
The state of Arizona's streak of not being related to the butt of a joke on the Daily Show has now been reset to zero days, after making it almost two weeks.
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