Colbert Finds Solution To U.S. Economic Woes: World War III (VIDEO)

September 22, 2011 6:42 a.m.

It’s no secret the United States’ economy is down in the dumps. But across the Atlantic, the European Union is dealing with its own massive debt crisis. And somewhere between the two, Stephen Colbert sees the solution to America’s economic woes.

Poland’s finance minister says the debt crisis could lead to war in “10 to 20 years,” Colbert reported on Wednesday — a timeline that’s just too long for Colbert.“Europe has been torn apart by war so many times,” he said, “and for it to happen again would be so wonderful.”

After all, WWII led the U.S. out of the Great Depression, Colbert said. “So let me just prime the pump a little bit. Everyone knows the fastest way to start a European war is to piss off the Krauts. So let’s give them a real kick in the schnitzels.”

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