Stewart Blasts Obama's Afghan Strategy

'We don't have the momentum, and we're staying the course'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2010 7:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart landed yet another sardonic blow on Barack Obama yesterday in a brief segment on Gen. Petraeus, aka the "Buddha of Fallujah," and the Afghan War. After playing a clip in which Obama said Petraeus "will allow us to maintain our momentum," Stewart unloaded no less than 7 clips dating back to December in which Obama declared his intention, over and over, to "break the Taliban's momentum." A confused Stewart said, "Oh. I thought we had the momentum."

Then he played another clip noting that Petraeus...isn't going to change anything. "I think I've discovered a flaw in your strategy," Stewart deadpans. The bit, first spotted by New York magazine, starts at about the 3:57 mark

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