LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Jon Stewart offered a Daily Show-style …

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Jon Stewart offered a Daily Show-style history of American arms policy in the Middle East on Wednesday’s program. “Obviously, the Iraq War is very complicated,” he began. “It’s another reason why Barack Obama’s foreign policy inexperience is going to be an important issue in this campaign. You can’t have a newbie overthrowing the delicate balance that we have engineered and maintained in this complex region.”

Stewart then proceeded to give examples of that “delicate balance,” starting by pointing out that “a weakened Iraq has meant a strengthened Iran. … Our Sunni friends in Saudi Arabia are none too happy about that. But that’s no problem for our experienced hands.”

“America to the Rescue” read the graphic, as Stewart explained, “A few weeks ago, the White House announced plans to sell $20 billion in weapons to the Saudi royal family. Boom! Balance of power restored! Trust me, you don’t have to worry about billions of dollars in weapons being sent to a country like that. Because, may I remind you, a full 20% of the 9/11 hijackers were not from there.”

“Of course, this move may intimidate our circumcised friends to the west,” Stewart continued, adding — with a recurrence of the “America to the Rescue” graphic — that there was no need to worry, because “the White House announced that it will increase aid to Israel by 25%, meaning an additional $30 billion over the next decade to them.”

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