The speech given by President Obama in which he ordered 30,000 troops to Afghanistan has faced much criticism from the media. What struck Jon Stewart was the manner in which Obama delivered the speech, pointing out that it greatly resembled Bush and his "grasp" of the English language.
After initially denying it, Stewart was terrified to find Obama channeling Bush in many ways. He then listed the warning signs: a 9/11 reference, dipping into Bush's "bucket of fear," and a reliance on absolutist rhetoric. But what sealed the deal was that the usually cool Obama even had a Freudian gaff when he stated that he was "bringing the Iraq War to an irresponsible end."
Stewart was also dumbfounded that both Presidents have made speeches ordering exactly 30,000 troops. Asked Stewart: "Is 30,000 troops the military equivalent of two Advil?"