February 3, 2011 - Mike Mullen

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Justin Bieber switches bodies with Jon, and Mike Mullen talks about the crisis in Egypt.

>> WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

I'M JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

ADMIRAL MICHAEL MULL SEASON

HERE.

WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE HIM BACK.

I ALWAYS LOVE TALKING WITH HIM.

WE BEGIN TONIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

>> YO, YO, YO, WHAT'S UP, SON?

YO, WHAT'S UP?

I FOUND THE MAGIC SKULL, WE CAN

FINALLY SWITCH BACK TO OUR

ORIGINAL BODIES, YO.

(LAUGHTER)

>> I DON'T KNOW, BIEBER, I KIND

OF LIKE THE BODY OF YOURS.

>> WELL I'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF

THIS ONE, YO, IT'S LIKE LIVING

IN A HAUNTED HOUSE.

(LAUGHTER)

(CREEKING)

JUST TOUCH THE SKULL, MAN,

PLEASE!

I NEED MY BODY BACK!

>> FINE, BUT, UM, CAN'T I JUST

DO SOMETHING ONE LAST TIME?

>> OH, COME ON, MAN!

>> THE HAIR!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

IT'S JUST SO... JUST SO NATURAL.

JUST SO PURE.

>> COME ON!

JUST TOUCH THE SKULL, MAN!

READY?

>> YEAH, I'M READY.

>> Jon: YEAH, ALL RIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

ALL RIGHT.

JUSTIN BIEBER, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> OH, AND HOPE YOU DON'T MIND A

TATTOO THAT I LEFT ON YOUR BODY.

SUCKER!

>> Jon: WHAT?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

DID HE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT A

TATTOO HE GOT ME?

WHY IS MY ASS SORE?

(LAUGHTER)

WAIT A MINUTE.

WHAT THE...

(LAUGHTER)

HASHTAG NEVER SAY NEVER!

BIEBER!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SERIOUSLY, THOUGH, YOU SHOULD GO

SEE THE MOVIE, IT'S QUITE GOOD.

NOT THAT I'M THE TARGET

DEMOGRAPHIC.

(LAUGHTER)

EVEN THOUGH INSIDE I AM A

TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

(AUDIEN

(LAUGHTER)

WARM.

IT'S BEEN OVER A WEEK SINCE

KEITH OLBERMANN AND MSNBC PARTED

WAYS LEAVING AN OBER MAN-SHAPED

HOLE IN OUR NATIONAL DISCOURSE.

WHO ON THEIR NETWORK WILL STEP

INTO THE BREACH?

WE FIND OUT IN OUR NEW SEGMENT

"OLBERTUNITY KNOCKS."

>> HAVE YOU NO SENSE OF DECENCY,

SIR?

>> Jon: THE MOST OFTEN CONTENDER

RACHEL MAD DOE.

PASSIONATE, LIBERAL.

CHECK.

GLASSES.

CHECK.

RAILS MERCILESSLY AGAINST ALL

HER OPPOSE HER VIEW POINT.

>> RICHARD COHEN AUTHOR OF THE

BOOK "COMING OUT STRAIGHT,

UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING

HOMOSEXUALITY."

MR. COHEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH

FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT.

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

RACHEL.

>> Jon: WHAT WAS THAT?

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT PART OF YOU DISAGREE WITH

THIS PERSON DON'T YOU GET?

WATCH AND LEARN, MADDOW.

>> THE LEADING TERRORIST GROUP

IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IS THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

>> KARL ROVE IS AN IDIOT.

A MONKEY POSING AS A NEWSCASTER.

THE TOTAL MINDLESS OR INLY

BANKRUPT KNEE JERK HATRED

WITHOUT WHICH MICHELLE MALKIN

WOULD BE A BIG BASHED UP BAG OF

MEAT WITH LIPSTICK ON IT.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YEAH, THAT'S THE STUFF!

(LAUGHTER)

ALL RIGHT, SHE CAN'T DO IT.

ANYBODY ELSE GONNA STEP UP?

>> I HAVE SAID BEFORE THAT SHE

HAS ZOMBIE-LIKE QUALITIES.

I CALL HEAR BALLOON HEAD FOR A

REASON.

I THINK SHE'S A BALLOON HEAD.

YOU HAVE TO USE THE WORD

"BALLOON HEAD."

BALLOON HEAD.

BALLOON HEAD.

SHE'S A BALLOON HEAD.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: IT'S GOOD, BUT I THINK

YOU MAY HAVE TO COME UP WITH

MORE THAN ONE INSULT.

AND NOT FOR NOTHING, JUDGING BY

THE SIZE OF YOUR CRANIUM...

(LAUGHTER)

... I WOULD GO WITH AN INSULT

YOU YOURSELF DO NOT SUFFER FROM.

(LAUGHTER)

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HELIUM

HOUSES...

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT ABOUT THE GUY WHO GOT

KEITH'S OLD TIME SLOT, LAWRENCE

O'DONNELL?

LET'S SEE HOW HE'S DOING.

>> SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT

THE BULLET CAPACITY OF THESE

WEAPONS BUT NEWSPAPERS FROM THE

"NEW YORK TIMES" TO THE....

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT,

SLOW TALKER.

GUYS, OLER MAN WAS A FIVE POOL

PLAYER, WAGE, EGO, WIT,

SCHOLARSHIP.

AFTER YOU DELIVER A RANT, I WANT

TO FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TWO WEEKS

OFF AND A BLOOD TRANSFUSION.

THAT THING THAT I SAID.

(LAUGHTER)

IS THERE NO ONE ON MSNBC THAT

CAN SHOULDER THIS OLBER-BURDEN?

>> EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID TO

ME IS FALSE!

GET THIS IDIOT OFF MY RADIO

SHOW!

>> Jon: WHAT WAS THAT?

>> YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO READ!

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: THIS SOUNDS PROMISING.

IT'S ED SCHULTZ HOST OF THE

CREATIVELY NAMED "ED SHOW."

WHAT'S HE GOT TO OFFER?

>> THE REPUBLICANS LIE!

I KNOW WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.

THEY WANT TO TAKE DOWN AMERICAN

WORKERS.

THEY WANT TO OUTSOURCE JOBS.

THEY WANT TO SEE YOU DEAD!

I WILL FIGHT THESE BASTARDS

EVERY NIGHT AT 6:00.

THEY'D RATHER MAKE MONEY OFF

YOUR DEAD CORPSE!

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: YES, ONLY ED SCHULTZ CAN

HELP RID AMERICA OF NECK ROE

FEEL YAK PIMPS.

(LAUGHTER)

STILL, THOUGH, GREAT ENERGY.

I LOVE THE RAGE, I LOVE TO SIGH

THE INSULTS MORE PERSONAL.

BUT IN A MORE SELF-UNAWARE WAY.

>> REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF NEW

JERSEY CHRIS CHRISTIE, I MEAN,

THIS GUY IS NOTHING BUT A BIG

BULLY.

HE'S A COLD-HEARTED FAT SLOB

ANYWAY.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WHEN HE

DOESN'T LIKE WHAT HE HEARS, HE

ACCUSES THE OTHER SIDE OF

SHOUTING.

IT'S A TYPICAL, TYPICAL

RIGHT-WING APPROACH TO THE

COMPETITION.

>> Jon: YES.

IF THERE'S ONE THING MR. SCHULTZ

CAN'T STAND IT'S A HEAVY-SET MAN

SHOUTING AT YOU.

(LAUGHTER)

I GUESS IF THERE WAS EVER A SHOW

CALLED "OLBERMANN'S ID" HE COULD

HAVE THAT.

IT'S CLEAR MSNBC DID NOT PLAN

FOR THE EVENTUALITY OF OLER

MAN'S DEPARTURE.

TO TRULY BE ASSURE OF A

RIGHTFULARY ONE WOULD HAVE TO

RAISE THE BROADCASTER FROM

SCRATCH, BEEF FROM THE FINALEST

COWS, VINEGAR FROM THE SOUREST

GROUPS AND A HUMAN EXPERIMENT AS

DIABOLICAL AS IT IS GENIUS.

TO THE OLBER-FARM!

YES!

(CHILDREN SHOUTING)

>> HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

>> IT'S A BASIC SOCIAL CAUSE!

>> Jon: (LAUGHS)

NOTE... YES.

BACK IN MY BODY, VERY

UNCOMFORTABLE.

(LAUGHTER)

TEXAS IS A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD

BUT ARE THE RIGHT KIND OF

REPUBLICANS REALLY IN POWER

THERE?

JOHN OLIVER HEADED TO THE

LOAN-STAR STATE TO FIND OUT.

>> REPUBLICANS IN TEXAS ARE A

PRETTY COMMON SITE BUT JEWISH

REPUBLICANS LIKE JOE STRAUSS ARE

ABOUT AS RARE AS A PORK RIB ON A

PRAIRIE MULE.

TWO YEARS AGO, STRAUSS BECAME

THE FIRST JEWISH SPEAKER OF THE

STATEHOUSE, BUT THAT MEANT

TROUBLE WHEN HE CAME UP FOR

REELECTION?

JANUARY.

>> REPUBLICAN GROUPS ACROSS THE

STATE HAVE SURFACED CALLING FOR

STRAUSS TO BE REMOVED IN FAVOR

OF A "MORE CHRISTIAN" SPEAKER.

>> AND THE CHARGE WAS LED BY

STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY OFFICIAL

JOHN COOK WHO WROTE IN AN E-MAIL

"WE ELECTED A HOUSE WITH

CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE VALUES.

WE NOW WANT A TRUE CHRISTIAN

CONSERVATIVE RUNNING IT."

COULD IT POSSIBLY BE THAT A JEW

WOULD BE DRIVEN OUT OF YET

ANOTHER DESERT LAND?

I MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO HEAR ONE

MORE TALE OF THIS FORSAKEN

PEOPLE.

>> PEOPLE CLAIMING THAT SOMEONE

COULDN'T DO A JOB BECAUSE THEY

WEREN'T CHRISTIAN IN PUBLIC

SERVICE IS VERY DISTURBING AND

SCARY.

>> BUT RABBI, DON'T YOU THINK

THAT THE LAWS OF TEXAS COULD

ONLY REALLY PROBABLY BE

SHEPHERDED BY A CHRISTIAN

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE?

>> NO.

>> WELL... SORRY, I WASN'T

EXPECTING YOU TO STAY NO TO THAT

AT ALL.

>> MANY TIMES PEOPLE USE THE

WORD "CHRISTIAN" AS A SYNONYM

FOR GOOD.

>> CHRISTIAN DOESN'T NECESSARILY

MEAN GOOD, IT JUST MEANS BETTER.

(LAUGHTER)

>> OKAY, THAT'S REALLY

PROBLEMATIC TO ME BECAUSE I KNOW

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE DEFINITELY

NOT BETTER THAN JEWS.

>> NAME THREE.

>> NAME THREE CHRISTIANS THAT

ARE NOT GOOD?

>> THAT ARE NOT BETTER THAN

JEWS.

>> HITLER.

MOUSSE LEENY, STALIN.

>> OKAY, NAME FOUR.

>> TED KACZYNSKI.

>> DO YOU NOT THINK IT'S A

LITTLE OFFENSIVE, RABBI,

WHENEVER YOU THINK OF CHRISTIANS

YOU JUST THINK OF SERIAL

KILLERS?

(LAUGHTER)

>> BUT WAS THIS REALLY A CASE OF

ANTI-SEMITISM OR WAS IT, AS HAS

BEEN THE CASE THROUGHOUT JEWISH

HISTORY, A SIMPLE

MISUNDERSTANDING.

I SPOKE TO ONE OF THE LEADERS OF

THE OUST STRAUSS MOVEMENT, DAVID

WELCH OF THE TEXAS PASS STORE

COUNCIL.

>> JOE STRAUS'S FAITH WAS NEVER

A PART OF THIS ISSUE AND ISN'T

AT THIS MOMENT.

>> SO THIS IS NOT ABOUT HIM

BEING JEWISH?

>> NOT AT ALL.

WE CALLED OUT AND RAISED UP THE

CALL THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO

ACCEPT JOE STRAUS AS THE

ANOINTED ONE.

>> ALL WELCH CARES ABOUT IS THE

PEOPLE VOTE THEIR FAITH--

WHATEVER THAT FAITH IS.

SO, IN 90% CHRISTIAN TEXAS, JEWS

WOULD GET A FAIR 10% OF THE

VOTE.

>> THE PRINCIPLES, WE BELIEVE,

ARE GOOD FOR ALL OR WHAT WE

SHOULD BE FOLLOWING AND THAT

DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE HAVE A

RELIGIOUS LITMUS TEST FOR THE

ELECTED OFFICIAL.

>> CAN WE AT LEAST AGREE WE

DON'T WANT A MUSLIM SPEAKER?

>> I WOULD SAY RIGHT NOW YES.

(LAUGHTER)

FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

IT GIVES ME DEEP CONCERNS ABOUT

THE LOYALTIES OF MUSLIMS TO THE

CONSTITUTION.

>> RIGHT, SO YOU SAY TO YOUR

CONGREGATION YOU CAN VOTE FOR

WHATEVER YOU WANT REGARDLESS OF

THEIR DENOMINATION APART FROM A

MUSLIM?

>> YES.

>> AND, LO, THEY DID CONTRADICT

THEMSELVES.

AND SO IT WAS ON THE 23rd DAY OF

THE MONTH OF ADD DA, THE

ELECTION WOULD COME TO PASS.

WHILE THIS RACE CLEARLY WASN'T

ABOUT RELIGION, IT COULDN'T HURT

TO HOLD A PRAYER VIGIL ON THE

STATEHOUSE THE NIGHT BEFORE THE

VOTE.

>> FATHER, WE PLEAD WITH YOU

THAT YOU WOULD GIVE US A GODLY

HUMBLE LEADER OF THE TEXAS HOUSE

>> AND YET AGAIN THE HEBREWS

WERE VANQUISHED.

>> HOUSE SPEAKER JOE STRAUS WON

REELECTION AFTER A HARD-FOUGHT

BATTLE.

>> WAIT, WHAT?

HE WHAT?

RABBI, HAS OF THE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> THANKS, I REALLY DON'T SEE

THE NEED FOR CONGRATULATIONS.

>> 'TWAS A MIRACLE.

IT LOOKED LIKE YOU ONLY HAD

ENOUGH VOTES TO CARRY ONE

DISTRICT AND INSTEAD HE CARRIED

EIGHT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> BUT IT WASN'T THAT KIND OF...

>> AND THAT DAY IN TEXAS FOREVER

CAME TO BE KNOWN AS YOM HA HA

HA.

>> NO.

>> THE JEWISH FESTIVAL OF YOM HA

HA HA.

>> THERE'S NO YOM HA HA HA.

>> SO IT WAS A SMALL BAND OF

CONSERVATIVE JEWS TRIUMPHED OVER

A LARGER EQUALLY CONSERVATIVE

BAND OF CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS

AND THAT IS WHY THE PEOPLE OF

TEXAS HAVE NOW EMBRACE THIS NEW

HIGH HOLIDAY.

A DAY OF CELEBRATION.

SOLEMNITY.

AND SONG.

♪ MANY ANTI-SEMITES WERE OUT TO

GET HIM BUT THE MAN NO ONE

THOUGHT WOULD LAST

♪ GOT A SECOND CHANCE, GET A

SECOND CHANCE

♪ YEE HA HAPPY

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: WE'RE BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE CHAIRMAN

OF THE JOINT CHIEFS, PLEASE

WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAMMED A

MIRL MIKE MULLEN.

(APPLAUSE)

HOW ARE YOU?

>> TERRIFIC.

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK.

>> Jon: I THINK STARTING THIS

SHOW WITH JUSTIN BIEBER AND

ENDING WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE

JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF MAKES THIS

THE WEIRDEST "THE DAILY SHOW"

ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN.

>> THERE'S WONDERFUL EXCITEMENT

TONIGHT AND IT WAS TERRIFIC TO

SEE HIM AND BE B BACK WITH YOU.

>> Jon: HE'S A NICE KID.

>> HE IS, HE IS.

>> Jon: AND SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE

WHO ARE REALLY LOOKING OUT FOR

HIS BEST INTERESTS.

>> THEY ARE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU DOING?

I KNOW THAT THE UNITED STATES

MILITARY PRIDES ITSELF ON

READINESS.

YOU GAME FOR ALL SORTS OF

SITUATIONS, NORTH AFRICA AND

WHAT'S HAPPENED IN TUNISIA AND

EGYPT.

DID THIS TAKE US BY SURPRISE?

I KNOW IT'S BEEN AN AREA OF

CONCERN BUT HAS THIS TAKEN US BY

SURPRISE TO SOME EXTENT?

>> WELL, I THINK ACTUALLY IT HAS

TAKEN NOT JUST US BUT MANY

PEOPLE BY SURPRISE AND CERTAINLY

WE'RE LOOKING AT... WE'VE GOT A

30-YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

PEOPLE OF EGYPT AND CERTAINLY A

VERY STRONG RELATIONSHIP FROM

OUR MILITARY TO THEIRS THAT HAS

PROVEN TO BE VERY STRONG.

ALSO IN THIS CRISIS THAT THEY'RE

IN.

BUT TO A GREAT DEGREE I THINK

THE TIMING OF IT CERTAINLY

CAUGHT US AS IT MOVED FROM

TUNISIA AND SORT OF ACROSS TO

THE REALLY DIFFICULT CHALLENGE

THAT SITS THERE RIGHT NOW IN

EGYPT.

>> Jon: YOU SAY WE HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MILITARY.

WE HAVE TRAINED THEIR OFFICERS,

HAVE WE NOT.

THEY'VE COMED HERE AND TRAINED.

>> WE HAVE, ACTUALLY BY THE

HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OVER

THE COURSE OF THAT 30 YEARS.

SO WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CONTACTS,

WE'VE GOT RELATIONSHIPS, THEY'VE

LIVED WITH US, THEIR FAMILIES

HAVE LIVED WITH US.

SO ONE OF MY CHIEF GOALS RIGHT

NOW IS TO MAKE SURE WE KEEP THE

LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN.

I'VE TALKED TO MY COUNTERPARTS A

COUPLE OF TIMES.

AND ALSO THAT WE'VE GOT OUR

MILITARY READY SHOULD ANY KIND

OF SUPPORT BE REQUIRED AND THAT

ISN'T THE CASE RIGHT NOW.

I'M VERY FOCUSED ON THAT.

>> Jon: THIS IS A STRANGE

QUESTION AND MAY BE IN A

DIFFERENT AREA BUT IS IT ODD FOR

THE UNITED STATES... WHEN WE GO

INTO IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT PROMOTING

DEMOCRACY, WE'RE BRINGING A

SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT AND WE'VE

DONE IT THROUGH AN INVASION AND

RELATIVELY EXTREME MEASURES YET

IN EGYPT AS WE SEE A DEMOCRATIC

MOVEMENT COMING FROM THE GROUND

UP WE GO, LIKE, HEY, WHAT'S

THAT?

IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE ISN'T THAT

THE FRUIT OF THAT LABOR AND IS

IT THAT AS A COUNTRY WE HAVE TO

BALANCE THIS IDEA OF STABILITY

AND OUR INTERESTS WITH THIS

DEMOCRACY.

CAN WE HAVE IT BOTH WAYS LIKE

THIS?

>> I THINK WE DO HAVE TO BALANCE

THAT AND PROBABLY BALANCE RIGHT

NOW IS A TERRIFIC WAY TO LOOK AT

THIS.

IT'S A VERY VOLATILE SITUATION.

IT'S EVOLVING.

THERE'S A LOT WE DON'T KNOW.

WE HAVEN'T KNOWN SINCE IT

STARTED AND IN MANY CRISES LIKE

THAT THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF

UNKNOWNS SO CERTAINTY WITH

OUTCOMES AND CERTAINTY WITH

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TOMORROW

IT'S JUST NOT THERE.

BUT IN THAT UNCERTAINTY,

CERTAINLY, I HAVE AN EXPECTATION

AND A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

EGYPTIAN MILITARY.

THEY'VE REAFFIRMED THE SUPPORT

OF THEIR PEOPLE.

THEY'VE REAFFIRMED THEIR SUPPORT

OF THE INSTITUTIONS.

AND CERTAINLY WE'RE ALL HOPEFUL

THIS CAN EVOLVE PEACEFULLY WITH

NO MORE VIOLENCE AND IN A WAY

WHERE IT REALLY IS

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EGYPTIAN

PEOPLE.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE IDEA THAT IF

THERE WAS... IF THEIR ARMY--

WHICH I GUESS IS NOW TRYING TO

GAIN A LITTLE BIT OF CONTROL--

IF THEY WERE TO MOVE IN THAT

DIRECTION AGAINST THEIR OWN

PEOPLE, DO WE HAVE AN OPTION

THERE OR I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING

IS COULD WE EVER GO IN TO

PROTECT THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE FROM

THEIR OWN MILITARY?

>> I THINK THAT THE OUTCOME IS

UP TO THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE AND

ALSO THEIR LEADERSHIP INCLUDING

THE ARMY.

I MEAN, IN DISCUSSIONS I'VE HAD

WITH THEIR MILITARY LEADERSHIP,

THEY HAVE REASSURED ME THAT THEY

HAVE NO INTENT TO FIRE ON THEIR

OWN PEOPLE.

THEY HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO TRY TO

QUELL THE VIOLENCE FROM

YESTERDAY, THE TRAGIC VIOLENCE

THAT OCCURRED, THE PRIME

MINISTER CAME OUT AND APOLOGIZED

FOR IT THAT HE'S GOING TO DO AN

INVESTIGATION.

SO THERE'S A LOT OF WORK GOING

ON TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT

DOESN'T RECUR.

BUT IT'S AN EVOLVING SITUATION

THAT WE HOPE CAN JUST CONTINUE

TO EVOLVE PEACEFULLY SO THE

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE CAN END UP WITH

THE GOVERNMENT THAT THEY WANT.

>> Jon: NOW, AS YOU LOOK ACROSS

THE REGION NOW THAT YOU'RE

SEEING IT WITH A PAIR OF FRESH

EYES, SEEING IT COULD HAPPEN IN

EGYPT, DO YOU LOOK AND THINK

"SYRIA, THEY'VE GOT ABOUT A

WEEK."

(LAUGHTER)

"THESE GUYS ARE GOING DOWN.

LEBANON, GEE."

DO YOU SEE THIS ENTIRE REGION

NOW GOING THROUGH OR IS IT

BECAUSE WE ARE SO... BECAUSE

THESE ARE NOT NECESSARILY

UNUSUAL RIPPLES IN THIS PART OF

THE WORLD.

IT'S JUST THAT THEIR GOVERNMENTS

HAVE GENERALLY BEEN ABLE TO

QUASH THEM BEHIND A VEIL NOW

THAT THE SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE WAY

IT IS.

PEOPLE SEE IT MORE.

ARE WE SEEING SOMETHING NEW OR

IS THIS A REPRISE OF A CYCLE?

>> WELL, OVERALL I WOULD THINK

IT IS NEW AND CERTAINLY THERE

ARE GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST AND LEADERS WHO ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

YOU'VE SEEN THE PRESIDENT OF

YEMEN SPEAK PUBLICLY THAT HE

ISN'T GOING TO STAND FOR

ELECTION IN A COUPLE YEARS, NOR

WILL HE TURN IT OVER TO HIS

FAMILY.

YOU'VE... I'VE ENGAGED LEADERS

FROM OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE

REGION TO... AGAIN, THAT WE HAVE

RELATIONSHIPS WITH.

WE'VE WORKED HARD IN THE UNITED

STATES AND THE MILITARY TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE MILITARY

FOR MANY OF THESE COUNTRIES.

THEY HAVE GONE TO OUR SCHOOL SO

IT'S AN EASY CALL TO MAKE EVEN

IN A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION

AND THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT

WHERE THIS GOES AND HOW

CONTAGIOUS IT IS AND WHAT IT

MEANS IN EACH COUNTRY, SOMETHING

WE'RE ALL LOOKING AT.

>> Jon: AND FOR YOU PERSONALLY

IS IT THE TYPE OF THING... ARE

THEIR MILITARIES CONTROLLED IN A

SIMILAR MATTER?

IT'S NOT CIVILIAN LEADERSHIP.

I THINK THAT'S THE THING THAT

CONFUSES ME ABOUT EGYPT.

IS THE MILITARY AN ARMY OF

MUBARAK?

THE MILITARY IN EGYPT IS VERY

WELL RESPECTED.

IT'S SEEN AS AN INSTITUTION OF

GREAT INTEGRITY.

NOT SO MUCH THE POLICE FORCES

AND WHOEVER IT IS THOSE GUYS ON

CAM METS WITH WHIPS ARE.

NOBODY KNOWS WHO THEY ARE.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT THE MILITARY DOES NOT HAVE

THAT REPUTATION.

>> NO, THEIR REPRESENTATION IS

EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH WITH THE

PEOPLE AND I THINK THEY'D SAY...

THE MILITARY WOULD SAY THAT

THAT'S WHO THEY ARE SUPPORTING.

THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT.

AND THAT'S WHY THE

REPRESENTATION IS AS GOOD AS IT

IS WITH THE POPULATION THERE.

>> Jon: ALWAYS GOOD TO... DO YOU

MIND, CAN YOU STICK AROUND FOR

FIVE MINUTES?

CAN WE TALK A

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

I WANT TO THANK JUSTIN BIEBER

FOR TOPPING BY.

HIS NEW MOVIE OPENING NATIONWIDE

FEBRUARY 11.

HERE IT IS, IN FACT, A MOMENT OF

BIEBER.

>> HE HAS HIS FRIENDS WHO ARE IN

MUSIC AND THEY ENCOURAGE JUSTIN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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