Stewart on US Libya Response: Do You Guys Talk at All?
'Daily Show' host baffled by Obama administration
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2012 10:26 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Obama administration's behavior in the aftermath of the Libya consulate attack was so ridiculous, it pushed Jon Stewart to develop a new Daily Show segment last night: "Do You Guys Ever Talk to Each Other or…" Initially, the attack was blamed on a controversial anti-Islam video; not until eight days later was it called a terrorist attack. But that wasn't so weird, Stewart said; there was some confusion at first over what happened, but "by day eight, they were very clear that this was a terrorist attack." Except, three hours after his spokesperson called it a terrorist attack, the president himself didn't want to call it a terrorist attack.

Then, even after Hillary Clinton referred to it as a terrorist attack, Obama was once again reluctant to do so … this time while on The View, or as Stewart called it, "a safer space." So, if it wasn't a "mob action" but the president won't call it a terrorist attack, what exactly was it, Stewart wondered. "Libyan St. Patrick's Day? A quinceañera that got out of hand?" Making matters worse, CNN sources said that law enforcement officials knew it was a terror attack within 24 hours. "Well, two things apparently have become clear," concluded Stewart. "The attack on our embassy was planned and coordinated. The response to it … not so much."

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Fatquah
Oct 2, 2012 8:05 PM CDT
Obama doesn't need to talk to anybody, he already knows EVERYTHING.
ppaca
Oct 2, 2012 6:56 PM CDT
Why is a story about The Comedy Channel even brought up here? Its not like it's real news. Oh, I'm sorry, this apparently IS the news source for you left-wing nuts!
reallybig
Oct 2, 2012 4:23 PM CDT
Since Team Obama can't blame Bush/Cheney they'll blame it on misinformation... The CIA had prior warnings, but the State Department ignored them, and the "shit for brains" Obama wanted more evidence... Only President "dumb f__king" Obama would lead a team so "f__ked up" ... "Wake the f__k up" Obama, your team can't do the job with you, the most "f__ked up" President in history, and only your incompetence holds your team back.... Al-Qaeda calls you the "Dumb f__k Obama" the American President.... PS; Only die-hard Democrats won't acknowledge your "dumb ass" incompetence.