Jon Stewart on Tuesday lamented that Iraq had awarded most of its oil contracts to China, making the emerging global power one of the biggest beneficiaries of the 2003 U.S.-led war.
“Don’t you have to be in a war to win it?” Steart asked, noting that China has already trumped America in “synchronized drumming and bear cuteness, air chewability.”
The host of “The Daily Show” ultimately concluded — with tongue-in-cheek — that Iraq simply isn’t acknowledging the generosity of the American invasion.
“So, Iraq, you awarded all your oil contracts to China? Iraq, I mean, come on, man,” Stewart said. “We launched a sustained ‘shock and awe’ bombing campaign on your country, reduced your already-stressed infrastructure to rubble and unleashed a bloody sectarian conflict that even now costs your country hundreds of lives per month, and this is how you repay us? You ungrateful…”