Jon Stewart investigates the extreme hypocrisy of Dick Cheney

He'll need a sleuth cap and a frowny-face balloon to crack this one

By Colin Gorenstein
Published April 17, 2015 5:55PM (EDT)
   (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

"The Daily Show" has successfully ignored the existence of former Vice President Dick Cheney -- the "jagged-toothed forrest demon who steals children" -- for the last year. But on last night's show, Jon Stewart just couldn't stand idly by any longer as Cheney slammed President Obama for his nuclear deal with Iran.

Stewart shared an excerpt from last week's interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewett, in which Cheney declared: “I can’t think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama’s creating here."

Hmm, perhaps a more terrible burden to leave behind for Obama was the Bush Administration, in its entirety, Stewart suggested. Stewart concluded from Cheney's interview that "anyone who strengthens the strategic position of Iran is, by definition, working to weaken the United States of America."

Using Cheney's metric of what is "the greater threat to America," Stewart threw on his sleuth cap for a segment called "The Jon Stewart Mysteries: The Case of the Iranian Agent" to figure out what could possibly be a greater threat to Americans than ... Barrack Obama.

Watch the clip below:


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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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