Jon Stewart Stands Up for Peace

Jon Stewart puts the Israel invasion of Gaza into rare media perspective.

Choice statements from the six-minute piece:

Bush: While the Israelis and Palestinians have not yet produced an agreement they have made important progress; they have laid a new foundation of trust for the future.

Jon: … I’m not an architect, but I find that when you are laying a new foundation (sound of bomb exploding), don’t make it out of C4 – It’s really unstable for a foundation material.

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Andrea Mitchell: They did it now because they wanted to clean the slate before the new administration … they knew they had unrelenting support from the Bush administration.

Jon: I get it. Israel isn’t really sure if the new administration is going to allow them cart-blanche in the bombing department, so they’re getting it in now before the January 20th Hope and Change Deadline.

Time’s running out – it’s like a civilian carnage Toyotathon.

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(1/4/09) Mayor Michael Bloomberg: If you’re in your apartment and an emotionally disturbed person is banging on the door screaming “I am going to come through this door and kill you” – do you want us to respond with one police officer, which is proportional, or with all the resources at our command?

Jon: I guess it depends if I forced that guy to live in my hallway and make him go through check points every time he has to take a s**t.

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If you appreciate an American comedian (a Jewish one) bringing up the wanton destruction of Gaza, you can send Jon Stewart a “thank you” from this site.

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