Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is worried about a “nuclear duck.” Iran wants to do surgery on the “Zionist cancer.” Republicans unequivocally support Israel and promise to bomb Iran. Who will save us from these “Words of Warcraft”???
Jon Stewart, of course! Slicing through the rhetoric like a knife through a bagel, Stewart gets down to the heart of the matter. Turns out everyone is in an election season. What are the odds?
Stewart takes a moment to assure Iran, via the “Iran-CAM,” that all the bluster in America is really about a little state called Florida that has a big grudge against the Islamic Republic.
Then he rushes to the “Israel-CAM” to assure his “mishpocha” that he would never do anything to compromise the security of the Jewish State.
When he busts out the “Ameri-CAM” to urge everyone to just calm down, he manages to commit American troops to an Israeli war which would only strengthen the Iranian regime.
Only a quick song competition can sooth these stump speech-fevered minds! But even a beautiful rendition of “Papa can you hear me” cannot bring the world back from the brink of another war in the Middle East. Who is left to turn to?
Well, God, of course. Hopefully he’s not in an election season too.
J-connection: Jon Stewart is Jewish. Born Jonathan Stewart Leibowitz, he circumcised his name to become the eponymous host of satirical news program “The Daily Show.”