Stewart Slams Obama's Libya Speech

What was up with the anger—and unanswered questions?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2011 9:24 AM CDT

“Ten days after we started bombing Libya, President Obama took to the podium to convince Americans that we should … bomb Libya. Starting 10 days ago,” noted Jon Stewart last night. The speech may have been basically well-received, but not by Stewart: First of all, the president seemed angry. Second of all, he left a few questions unanswered. Like, uh, are we or are we not taking out Gadhafi? And why are we in Libya instead of any number of other countries experiencing unrest? And are we staying there indefinitely?

That last one, at least, can be answered: “There is an exit strategy,” Stewart said. “We turned over the mission to NATO! Man, I feel bad for whoever the sucker is that’s the main driving force financially and weapon-wise in that organization, cuz those guys are f—wait a minute. We’re NATO! That’s like Beyonce saying she’s ceding control to Sasha Fierce.” Click for more reactions to the speech or, if you’d rather, more Stewart. (More Jon Stewart stories.)

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