Stewart actually tried his best to take the clown nose off at first. Starting with Rumsfeld’s quote about the dangers of mixing power and certainty is a reasonable starting point for the liberal critique of Bush/Rumsfeld/Iraq (not saying I agree with it, just looking at it from the outside). The problem begins when Stewart thinks he can box with Rumsfeld…he can’t. Rumsfeld has been doing this longer than Stewart has been alive and Stewart isn’t in the top 1,000 of toughest people Rumsfeld’s dealt with.
As I’ve said before, the silly stories that liberals have made up about the Iraq war may sound really nice between them, but when they come up against the hard reality, they just don’t stand a chance.
In other words, a re-run of the John Yoo interview. Mind, in that instance Stewart didn’t even understand what the memos he hated were for….