Must-see morning clip: Militants are taking over Iraq

Jon Stewart catches you up on the crisis facing the nation

Prachi Gupta
June 13, 2014 5:33PM (UTC)

Two years after the Iraq War ended, ISIS militants are taking over the country -- or, at least, making a serious attempt to do so. On Thursday night, Jon Stewart gave his audience a brief primer on the increasing conflict Iraq faces: The jihadist militant group emerged as a failure of the Iraq War with the mission to make a single Islamic state out of Syria, Iraq and neighboring countries. They're reportedly more violent and more vicious than al-Qaida. For once, Stewart doesn't have much to say except that things are not looking good.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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