Jon Stewart hammers GOP over incoherent Iran warmongering

Obama's Iran nuclear treaty is hardly even an "outline" at this point, but Congress is already shutting it down

By Colin Gorenstein
Published April 15, 2015 2:06PM (EDT)
    (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

Last week, the Obama administration and Iran penned an outline (framework? framework of an outline?) which laid out a historic nuclear deal arrangement. But! The outline has given Congress some pause. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), for one, doesn't believe these negotiations should have been made "to begin with."

Here's what Cotton said the ideal response would be: "Something more along the lines of what President Clinton did in December 1998  ... several days of air and naval bombing against Iraq's weapons of mass destruction facilities."

Later, Stewart tried to make sense of Congress' priorities: "When it comes to bombing countries or sending advisers to countries or drone-striking countries, Congress is a girl that just can't say no. But when it comes to cooperating with countries, treaties -- 'Hold on there, mister! What you doin' there?'"

Watch the clip below:

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