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Larry Wilmore ridicules Dick Cheney's Iran warmongering that even Fox News won't buy

"There’s something wrong with the world when you lose Jon Stewart and retain Dick Cheney"


Sophia Tesfaye
September 11, 2015 10:15PM (UTC)

"Dick is back," "Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore proclaimed to a crowd of boos before resigning himself to a new reality of the world on Thursday's edition of his Comedy Central show.

"There’s something wrong with the world when you lose Jon Stewart and retain Dick Cheney," Wilmore observed, noting former Vice President Dick Cheney's increased lobbying effort against the historic international agreement to suppress Iranian nuclear proliferation.

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"I can't believe anything he says," Wilmore said of Cheney. "When he makes predictions, they're wrong. Not to mention, he keeps predicting that Obama will lead us into disaster when one of our biggest disasters happened on his administration's watch. Well, I mean his and Vice President Bush's."

Wilmore said that former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had left him a handy guide on how to deal with Cheney (omitting the former vice president's last name) that included a foolproof method to reveal the noted hawk's BS -- play any clip of him speaking.

So, Wilmore aired a clip of Cheney's recent appearance on "Fox News Sunday" during which he compared President Obama to Neville Chamberlain (a popular sport for right-wing hawks) and falsely claimed that Iran's nuclear capabilities expanded under Obama's watch. In the clip, Fox host Chris Wallace appeared skeptical of the dubious association and then corrected Cheney's claims that the Bush administration was able to ward off nuclear proliferation, pointing out that by 2009 Iran's centrifuges had gone from 0 to 5,000.

“If Chris Wallace hadn’t called you out on it, you’d been happy for everyone to just swallow that poison pill, like it was nothing” Wilmore said, calling out Cheney's breezy lies. “A poison pill that even Fox News choked on.”

"This is why it is hard to have an intelligent conversation with this impersonator of a human being," Wilmore explained. "It sounds like he is just some creature who just makes sh*t up."

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“You knew it was wrong, you knew how it would end up and you did it anyway. You never apologized, you never admitted your mistakes. You just drop little lie bombs and you try and make the brother clean up your mess,” Wilmore continued.

Wilmore admitted that although he had reservations about the Iranian nuclear deal, "If Cheney's against it, I'm for it."

Watch the segment, via Comedy Central:

Larry Wilmore Reveals Roots of Bill Cosby Dislike


Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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