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article imageOp-Ed: Nostradumbass: Stephen Colbert blasts Fox for Bush/Cheney defense

By John Presta     Sep 14, 2014 in Politics
New York - Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert slammed Senator John McCain of Arizona with his unique, biting form of sarcasm and satire. Colbert portrayed the Arizona lawmaker, losing decisively to President Obama in 2008, as an embittered and discredited politician.
Colbert said Perhaps Obama's fieriest critic is John McCain, appearing on one network show after another, desperately trying to show that he should have been elected and that the American people screwed up. Colbert said of McCain, "He was a guest on CNN. He was a guest on MSNBC. He was a guest on Fox News. He was a secret ingredient on 'Chopped.' I thought it was so inventive to pan-fry him with a corn flake crust."
McCain loudly proclaimed that he and Senator Lindsey Graham were right all along. Graham confirmed this today on a Sunday Fox News show with guest host John Roberts, telling him "Apparently nobody’s been listening to what McCain and I have been saying."
An apparently revved-up and wound-up Graham said, “Apparently nobody’s been listening to what Senator McCain and I have been saying for the past three years! We said train the Free Syrian Army so they can take this fight on. Instead of training the Free Syrian Army, the president overruled his entire national security team and abandoned the Free Syrian Army.”
However, McCain has been preaching the maintenance of a "residual force" in Iraq and anywhere we had troops, so they could spring into action at a moment's notice. McCain and Graham's war mongering strategies, even caused McCain to proclaim "Obama is now forced to listen to what Lindsey Graham and I have been arguing against our withdrawal from Iraq as a major contributor to what is happeneing today. All we needed a 'residual force' there."
If we had left a "residual force" in Iraq, Colbert mocked McCain saying, “All we had to do was keep a residual force in Iraq for, say, ever. Then, today we wouldn’t have any terrorism there except for the terrorism we had when we were there! Problem samed. We wouldn't have had any terrorism there except for the terrorism that was already there all along."
Colbert then turns his attention to Dick Cheney and former President George W. Bush, who have been getting an inordinate amount of praise for their so-called predictions.
Nostradumbass is the label Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert used to describe former President George W. Bush. “It’s like [Bush] is some kind of prophet,” Colbert said. “What’s his name? Nostra-dumbass? Because, I gotta say listening to that, it really seemed like Bush could see the future in 2007, if only he could have seen it in 2003!”
"Dick Cheney was right all along," said the Wall Street Journal. "If Dick Cheney was right, then so did his little buddy-in-chief." Colbert continued, "Because, I gotta say listening to that, it really seemed like Bush could see the future in 2007, if only he could have seen it in 2003!"
Yes, George W. Bush was quite prophetic.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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