"No, I think that would be an appropriate use of stronger language,” Stewart said, opening his "Veterans Affairs F*ck Ups" swear jar. “‘Motherf*cking sh*t’ does seem appropriate.”
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said President Barack Obama was "madder than hell" over the allegations, too. That type of "post-bureaucratic stress disorder" among government leaders goes all the way back to the 2007 scandal surrounding the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Stewart pointed out, which then-Sen. Obama said was a "wake-up call" at the time.
“It’s clear love and respect ain’t getting the job done,” Stewart concluded. “So there’s really only one way to put our government’s full resources behind anything: If they really want to improve the life of these veterans, I’m afraid we have to declare war on them. Congress, write a blank check to fund Operation Enduring Waitlist: A war on error. Because if you want Americans to feel shock and awe, you’ll fix this f*cking thing.”
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