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Jon Stewart On Iran Sanctions: 'Congress Is The Justin Bieber Of Our Government'

01/16/2014 09:23 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

After seeing much of the news dominated by Justin Bieber's house raid, Jon Stewart was pleased that our government is responsible enough to help broker a deal that will bring peace between Iran and the U.S.

Except that it isn't.

"Congress is the Justin Bieber of our government, throwing away for no reason whatsoever a tremendous opportunity because of immaturity and a lack of self control," Stewart declared, pointing to many senate Republicans' hesitance to support the deal.

He was hardly surprised that Republicans wanted to put new sanctions in place, but the fact that 16 Democrats wanted to do it as well surprised him.

"I get Republicans," Stewart joked. "They would line up to oppose Obama on the Orgasms Cure Cancer Act."

Check out the full clip above to see Stewart's dismay with Congress' inaction, and the difficulties caused by various interests in the Middle East.

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