As militants advanced Thursday toward Iraq’s capitol of Baghdad, Jon Stewart opened “The Daily Show” wondering “what the f*ck is going on over there?”
Stewart brought his “Mess O’Potamia” chyron out of retirement to analyze this latest development. The militants, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are taking their marching orders from a man named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a professor who the talking heads claim is “more violent” and “more anti-American” than even Osama bin Laden.
“So you’re telling me if Baghdadi and bin Laden are having an argument about America, bin Laden is the one going, ‘Look, I hate them too,'” Stewart quipped. “I’m just saying, nobody does a theme park like the Americans.’”
The Iraqi government has also asked the U.S. to intervene in the conflict by sending surveillance drones and other assistance to fight back the insurgents.
“Yes! We did it!” Stewart cried. “We finally got it so that Iraq will now greet us as liberators! Way to go, everybody!”
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Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.