Jon Stewart became the latest friendly foe to the Obama administration on Libya, slamming the president and White House on Monday’s “Daily Show” for contradicting its response to the attack that killed a U.S. ambassador there in September.
Stewart’s segment was entitled, “Do You Guys Ever Talk To Each Other, Or…?” He then pointed out how the answer was almost always “no.”
Stewart started with a briefing from Press Secretary Jay Carney immediately after the attack, in which he suggested that the attacks were not pre-planned and blamed it on a trailer for the film “Innocence of Muslims.”
“Yeah, that thing’s like The Ring,” Stewart said. “Three days after you watch it, embassies just burst into flames.”
Then on Sept. 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice made the Sunday talk show rounds and again said the attack was spontaneous. “On the eighth day,” Stewart said, National Counterterrorism centre Director Matthew Olsen declared that it was a “terrorist attack on our embassy.”
That, by itself, would be fine. But then Stewart pointed to a number of others within the administration — including President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — that continued to contradict one another.
“Well, two things apparently have become clear,” Stewart said. “The attack on our embassy was planned and coordinated. The response to it — not so much.”
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