Once again, when "The Daily Show" goes on vacation, it's a good indication that some big news is about to break.
Two weeks ago before the show was dark, Jon Stewart points out that the biggest problem spots in the world were "Wisconsin and the set of "Two And A Half Men." Since then, Japan is in chaos, we're firing missiles at Libya and Knut the beloved Polar Bear is dead, probably "because he killed himself after watching the news," Stewart said.
On the show's return Tuesday night, Stewart unleashed all his criticisms of one of those developments: the U.S. launching air attacks on Libya along with other countries. While missiles are being fired with the hopes of stopping Muammar Gaddafi from hurting his own people, it definitely feels like we're at war again. Stewart had to ask, "Don't we already have two wars?"
"You know wars aren't kids... Where you don't have to pay attention to the youngest one because the older two will take care of it."
Stewart's other complaint, aside from the fact that "Operation Odyssey Dawn" sounds like a YES album, is that we constantly hear our government say that we are out of money. How can we afford to bomb another country? Haven't we been hearing for weeks that Wisconsin teachers will lose their jobs because there isn't enough money? Stewart saw hypocrisy:
"You can't simultaneously fire teachers and Tomahawk missiles."
Watch the full clip below to hear the rest of Stewart's thoughts on Libya, and click over to the "Daily Show" website to hear Aasif Mandvi's report on the subject.
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