Jon Stewart brought his wit to bear on the Wikileaks saga last night, marveling at both the absurdity of the leak—which involved someone named ‘BradAss87’ using Lady Gaga as a cover to steal the documents—and the horrible information it revealed. After poking fun at Mr. Bradass, Stewart read with horror the report’s revelations, lingering especially on the detail that Pakistan is funneling US aid money to the Taliban.
“We’ve ostensibly put a hit out on ourselves! This is insanity!” Stewart said. Then he played a clip of various news commentators dryly assessing the report as nothing new. “Yeah, see, I’m not reacting to the newness of it. I’m reacting to the f---ed-up-edness of it,” Stewart cried. “All these documents are doing is exposing the existential trap we find ourselves in in Afghanistan." But maybe commentators are right: "I guess it’s no ‘kid-may-or-may-not-be-in-balloon.’” (Read more Jon Stewart stories.)