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April 16, 2015 - Eric Greitens

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Dick Cheney criticizes President Obama's nuclear negotiations with Iran, the winner of the 2015 'Mercun Awards emerges, and Eric Greitens discusses his book "Resilience." (21:28)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THEDAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW FOR YOUTONIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, ERIC GREITENS,

HE'S THE FOUNDER OF THE MISSIONCONTINUES, A GREAT ORGANIZATION.

AUTHOR OF "RESILIENCE: HARD-WONWISDOM FOR LIVING A BETTER

LIFE."

BUT I WANT TO START TONIGHT BYTALKING ABOUT NOT A GOOD PERSON

LIKE ERIC GREITENS, BUT ATERRIBLE PERSON.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT A MANROTTEN TO HIS VERY CORE WHICH IS

IN ITSELF A TINY BLACK HOLEFROM WHICH NO JOY OR LIGHT CAN

ESCAPE.

THE ANCIENT COPTICS KNEW THISMAN AS "THE DARK ONE."

FRENCH PEASANTS REFERRED TO HIMAS LE MONSTRE AVEC LES DENTS --

( SPEAKING FRENCH )THE "THE JAGGED-TOOTH FOREST

DEMON WHO STEALS OUR CHILDREN"WHO STEALS OUR CHILDREN.

WE KNOW HIM AS FORMER VICEPRESIDENT DICK CHENEY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )NOW AND THEN,

NOW AND THEN HE SLITHERS OUTFROM HIS LAIR INSIDE A MOUNTAIN

OF KITTEN CORPSES AND GOES ONTV OR RADIO SAYING AWFUL THINGS.

USUALLY WE IGNORE IT, BUTSOMETIMES JUST CAN'T.

>> MR. VICE PRESIDENT, YOU DEALTWITH IRAN A LOT, BOTH AS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND EIGHTYEARS AS VICE PRESIDENT.

DO THEY STRIKE YOU AS APRACTICALLY MINDED OR

RESPONSIVE REGIME?

>> THIS IS A TOTALLY RADICALREGIME THAT IS THE PREMIER

SPONSOR OF STATE TERRORISM INTHE WORLD, AND OBAMA IS ABOUT

TO GIVE THEM NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

IT'S-- I CAN'T THINK OF A MORETERRIBLE BURDEN TO LEAVE THE

NEXT PRESIDENT THAN WHAT OBAMA'SCREATING HERE.

>> Jon: REALLY?

YOU CAN'T THINK OF ANADMINISTRATION THAT LEFT A MORE

TERRIBLE BURDEN?( LAUGHTER )

THINK -- THINK HARD.

NO, WAIT.

THINK-- IF I CAN ASK YOU, THINKHARDER.

CAN YOU THINK-- MAYBE YOU NEED AVISUAL AID?

YOU CAN THINK OF ANADMINISTRATION THAT LEFT-- CAN

YOU-- ALL RIGHT.

BUT THAT WASN'T EVEN THE WORSTTHING CHENEY HAD TO SAY.

>> IS HE NAIVE?

>> IF YOU HAD SOMEBODY ASPRESIDENT WHO WANTED TO TAKE

AMERICA DOWN, WHO WANTED TOFUNDAMENTALLY WEAKEN OUR

POSITION IN THE WORLD, REDUCEOUR CAPACITY TO INFLUENCE

EVENTS, TURN OUR BACK ONOUR ALLIES AND ENCOURAGE

YOUR ADVERSARIES IT WOULDLOOK EXACTLY LIKE WHAT

BARACK OBAMA IS DOING.

>> Jon: I-- WAH-- IS BARACKOBAMA A TRAITOR?

I DON'T-- WAH--( LAUGHTER )

I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S-- WAH-- ATRAITOR BUT HE DOES A GREAT

IMPRESSION OF A TRAITOR.

WAH.

( LAUGHTER )BUT BASICALLY THE VICE

PRESIDENT'S POINT APPEARS TO BETHIS-- ANYONE WHO STRENGTHENS

THE STRATEGIC POSITION OF IRANIS BY DEFINITION WORKING TO

WEAKEN THE UNITED STATES OFAMERICA.

SO I GUESS THE FORMULATION WOULDBE WHOEVER STRENGTHENED IRAN

MORE WOULD BE THE GREATER THREATTO AMERICA.

USING DICK CHENEY'S OWN METRICAS OUR BASELINE, CAN WE UNCOVER

A GREATER THREAT TO AMERICA THANEVEN BARACK OBAMA?

WELL, WE FIND OUT IN TONIGHT'SNAIL-BITING INSTALLMENT OF...

♪ ♪ ( CHEERS )

♪ ♪ ( CHEERS )

>> Jon: THANK YOU FORJOINING ME IN THE LIBRARY,

MR. VICE PRESIDENT.

( LAUGHTER )MR. VICE PRESIDENT.

( LAUGHTER )REPRESENTED HERE BY A BALLOON

WITH A FROWNY FACE DRAWN ON IT.

( LAUGHTER )VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY, YOU'VE

LEVELED SOME SERIOUS CHARGESTHAT BARACK OBAMA HAS STRENGTHEN

IRAN.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU CANTHINK OF OVER THE LAST SAY, I

DON'T KNOW, 12 YEARS AND 28 DAYSTHAT COULD ALSO BE SEEN AS

FUNDAMENTALLY STRENGTHENINGIRAN'S POSITION IN THAT REGION?

>> ONE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OFOUR INVASION OF IRAQ WAS

ULTIMATELY TO STRENGTHEN IRAN'SROLE AND INFLUENCE IN THE

REGIONS.

>> Jon: AND WHO, SIR, WASRESPONSIBLE FOR THAT INVASION?

WHO, SIR!

I'LL LOOK IT UP IN MY HISTORYBOOK, HERE.

LET ME SEE. WHAT I CAN DO HERE.

WAH! WAH! WAH!

BY GUM, IT WAS YOU!

IT WAS YOU!

♪ ♪( APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS )I TAKE YOUR REDDENED FACE AS

EMBARRASSMENT!

( LAUGHTER )AND IF INVADING IRAQ NOT ONLY

REMOVED IRAN'S CLOSEST FOE, BUTCOMPLICATED AMERICA'S ABILITY TO

ACTIVELY COUNTERVAIL IRAN'SNUCLEAR PROGRAM, WELL, IN FACT,

ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONALATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, BY THE END

OF YOUR ADMINISTRATION, VICEPRESIDENT CHENEY, IRAN HAD OVER

20 TIMES THE NUMBER OFURANIUM-ENRICHING CENTRIFUGES AS

WHEN YOU CAME INTO OFFICE.

AND THAT--( LAUGHTER )

COULD THAT NOT BE CONSIDEREDHANDING IRAN A NUCLEAR WEAPON,

SIR!

A CONCLUSION SO DAMNING IT CANONLY BE SPOKEN THROUGH TWO

DIFFERENT ORAL AFFECTATIONS.

( LAUGHTER )I SEE THE SMILE AND LINES AND

TOPOGRAPHY HAS GONE FROM YOURFACE.

( LAUGHTER )YES, DICK CHENEY, YOU TOOK OUT

IRAN'S ENEMIES WHILE GIVING IRANTIME TO BUILD UP THEIR NUCLEAR

PROGRAM.

BUT SURELY YOU COULD COURSECORRECT THIS BY JUST INSTALLING

IN IRAQ ANOTHER STRONGANTI-IRANIAN GOVERNMENT TO TAKE

SADDAM HUSSEIN'S PLACE AS ANYAMERICA-LOVING VICE PRESIDENT

WOULD DO.

WHAT WAS YOUR MOVE, SIR?

>> IN BAGHDAD, WITH VIOLENCEGROWING, THE BUSH TEAM BEGAN

URGENTLY LOOKING FOR AN IRAQILEADER TO UNITE THE COUNTRY AND

STOP THE FIGHTING.

A C.I.A. OFFICER AT THE EMBASSYHAD A SUGGESTION-- A RELATIVELY

UNKNOWN SHIITE MEMBER OFPARLIAMENT,

NOURI KAMIL AL-MALIKI.

>> Jon: AND THAT'S WHENMALIKI WALKED IN.

( LAUGHTER )AND THAT'S WHEN MALIKI WALKED

IN.

AND I DECIDED TO SHIFT GENRES.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

MALIKI-- HE WAS A HEART-STOPPINGDAME.

ACTUALLY, A MIDDLE-AGED IRAQIMAN.

HE CALLED HIMSELF AL-MALIKI.

AND HE HAD A PAIR OF GETAWAYSTICKS THAT WENT ALL THE WAY UP

FROM THE FLOOR TO HIS PELVICREGION LIKE A NORMAL ADULT.

WHO WAS THIS BRAVE, FUTURE ENEMYOF IRAN?

>> FOR 25 YEARS, THIS GUY'S BEENA HARD-LINE SHIITE SECTARIAN

POLITICIAN.

WHEN HE WAS IN EXILE FROM SADDAMHUSSEIN'S REGIME, HE LIVED IN

IRAN.

HE WAS FUNDED BY THE IRANIANS.

>> Jon: FOR AN AMERICANADMINISTRATION TO REPLACE SADDAM

HUSSEIN WITH A MAN EMBOLDENEDAND INDEBTED TO OUR GREATEST

REGIONAL ENEMY, ACCORDING TODICK CHENEY'S OWN LOGIC, ANYONE

WHO TRUSTED MALIKI WOULD HAVE TOBE NAIVE OR DELIBERATELY TRYING

TO WEAKEN AMERICA.

>> DO YOU TRUST NOURI AL-MALIKI?

>> I DO.

AT THIS POINT I DON'T HAVE ANYREASON NOT TO TRUST HIM.

>> Jon: DO YOU!

WELL, IT SEEMS YOU'RE GETTINGSWEAT ON YOUR BROW!

( LAUGHTER )IT SEEMS YOU'RE-- AH-- GETTING A

LITTLE-- GETTING A LITTLE HOT INHERE ISN'T IT, MR. VICE

PRESIDENT?

STRANGE.

I FIND THE TEMPERATURE...

QUITE MILD.

♪ ♪HMMM.

STILL NOT GOING TO CONFESS YOURDISINGENUOUS UTTERLY LACKING IN

SELF-EXAMINATION IRONIC ATTACKON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION?

WELL, I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO GIVEUP, YOU KNOW?

I GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE TO GOBACK AND REPORT TO MY

SUPERIORS THAT I COULDN'TCRACK THE CASE.

AH, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

JUST ONE MORE THING, ONE MORETHING.

( LAUGHTER )ONE MORE THING, MR. VICE

PRESIDENT.

I JUST CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MYMIND.

CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MYMIND.

YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THERE WASA REASON WHY YOU WOULD NEVER

WANT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENTTO DEAL WITH IRAN AND

YOU'VE THOUGHT SO FOR QUITESOME TIME, ISNT THAT TRUE?

>> IRANIANS HAVE ENDURED AGENERATION OF REPRESSION AT THE

HANDS OF A FANATICAL REGIME.

THAT REGIME IS ONE OF THEWORLD'S PRIMARY STATE SPONSORS

OF TERRORISM.

>> Jon: STATE SPONSORS OFTERRORISM SO YOU YOURSELF WOULD

NEVER DO SOMETHING OR ENGAGEWITH A REGIME SUCH AS THAT FOR

THEIR BENEFIT, OR PERHAPS YOURS,EVEN WHEN LET'S SAY IN 1998 YOU

WERE THE C.E.O. OF A GIANT OILSERVICES COMPANY --

WHAT WAS THE NAME AGAIN?

HALLIBURTON, I THINK ITWAS CALLED!

HALLIBURTON.

>> WE FIND OURSELVES THESE DAYS,AMERICAN FIRMS, CUT OUT OF THE

ACTION IN TERMS OF ANYTHING THATDEVELOPS WITH RESPECT TO IRAN.

UNFORTUNATELY, AS HAS BEENPOINTED OUT REPEATEDLY, IN

RECENT WEEKS, OUR GOVERNMENTHAS BECOME SANCTIONS HAPPY.

>> Jon: VERY INTERESTING.

YOU, SIR, WERE ARGUING FOR THEUNITED STATES TO LIFT SANCTIONS

ON IRAN SO YOUR COMPANYHALLIBURTON COULD GET

CONTRACTS WITH THIS RADICALREGIME,

CONTRACTS WORTH MILLIONSOF DOLLARS.

AND PARDON ME IF I'M IMPUGNINGYOUR CHARACTER, I HATE TO DO IT,

BUT WHAT WOULD YOU MAKE OF A MANWHOSE FINAL ACT IN THE BUSINESS

WORLD BEFORE JOINING THEAMERICAN GOVERNMENT AS VICE

PRESIDENT WOULD BE TO ENTER INTOCONTRACTS WITH THE NUMBER ONE

STATE SPONSOR OR OF OFTERROR JUST BEFORE

LEAVING TO BECOMEBUSH'S RUNNING MATE?

CONTRACTS THAT WERE ONLY LEGALBECAUSE YOU DID THEM THROUGH A

FOREIGN SUBSIDIARY, MR. CHENEYAND THEN ONCE YOU WERE IN

OFFICE, IN GRATITUDE FOR IRAN'SMONEY, YOU HAND IRAN THE

GREATEST PRIZE OF ALL-- IRAQ.

ISN'T IT YOU, SIR, WHO IS THEDOUBLE AGENT DETERMINED TO BRING

AMERICA DOWN!

ISN'T IT YOU-- HE'S GETTINGAWAY!

HE'S GETTING AWAY!

HE'S GETTING-- WAIT-- HE'SGETTING-- DAMN YOU, DICK CHENEY!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK. AS YOUKNOW, WE ARE BLESSED.

WE ARE BLESSED TO LIVE IN THEBEST DAMN NATION ON THE PLANET

AND HERE AT THE "THEDAILY SHOW" WE DON'T JUST

BELIEVE IN AMERICANEXCEPTIONALISM.

WE CELEBRATE IT WITH AN ANNUALAWARD HONORING THE NEWS STORY

THAT BEST ENCOMPASSES OURCOUNTRY'S PURE ESSENCE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I GIVE YOUTHE 2015 'MERCUN AWARDS.

( LAUGHTER )

HERE TO HELP SELECT A WINNER AREOUR AMERICAN JUDGES,

SAMANTHA BEE, ANDJESSICA WILLIAMS.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THANK YOU, YES, IT'S GOOD TO BEHERE.

>> I'M CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED.

>> Jon: SETTLE DOWN.

>> YES, THAT'S TRUE.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, JUDGES, THEFIRST AMERICAN FINALIST COMES TO

US FROM PITTSBURGH,PENNSYLVANIA.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

>> PANIC AT AN EASTER VIGILMASS.

A MAN BRINGS A GUN INTO A CHURCHAND IT GOES OFF,.

>> THE TRIGGER CAUGHT ON THEMAN'S PANTS.

>> Jon: FIREARM TROUSERMISHAP AT A CHURCH,

JUDGES WHAT, DO YOU SAY?

>> OKAY, WELL, IT'S GOOD.

IT'S GOT THE INGREDIENTS OF AN'MERCUN-WORTHY STORY, DEVOUT

RELIGIOSITY PAIRED WITHGUN-TOTING PARANOIA,

VERY AMERICAN.

BUT I FEEL LIKE HE COULD HAVETRIED HARDER.

I MEAN, IF HE'D DONE IT WHILEWEARING FLIP-FLOPS AND

A SLEEVELESS CREEDENCE SHIRT,I'D HAVE KNOWN HE WANTED IT.

SO, I'M GOING TO GIVE THIS STORYONE BASEBALL-SHAPED TWINKIE.

>> Jon: THAT'S A SOLIDSCORE.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: JESSICA, YOUR SCORE.

>> YEAH, I FELT IT NEEDED ANEXTRA EDGE.

'MERCUN WINNER SHOULD MAKE MEFEEL LIKE SUPERMAN IS THROWING A

HAMBURGER AT MY FACE WHILESHOTGUNNING A MOUNTAIN DEW WITH

BETSY ROSS, SO I'M GOING TO GIVETHIS ONE,

ONE AND A HALF TRUCK NUTS.

>> Jon: OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THAT'SNOT, THAT'S NOT TERRIBLE.

I GOTTA SAY.

BY THE WAY, THAT IS ONE AND AHALF OUT OF--

>> HOW MANY NUTS DO YOU HAVE,JON?

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, SO OUTOF THREE.

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: MOVING ON TO OUR NEXTFINALIST.

THIS STORY IS FROM GEORGIA.

>> A MAN SHOT AN ARMADILLO BUTENDED UP ACCIDENTALLY WOUNDING

HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW.

THE BULLET BOUNCED OFF THEARMADILLO, HIT A FENCE, TRAVELED

THROUGH THE BACK DOOR OF HISMOTHER-IN-LAW'S MOBILE HOME 100

YARDS AWAY.

IT PIERCEDLY THE RECLINERSHE WAS SITTING IN BEFORE

FINALLY STRIKING HER IN THEBACK.

NO CHARGES EXPECTED TO BE FILED.

( LAUGHTER )>> WELL, I SHOULD HOPE NOT.

>> YEAH, IF A MAN CAN'T GET AWAYWITH PLUGGING HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW

IN THE BACK THROUGH THE WALL OFHER TRAILER AND THEN BLAMING A

DEAD VARMINT, WE MIGHT AS WELLTAKE THE CONSTITUTION AND

JUST FLUSH IT DOWN THE TOILET.

>> YEAH, YOU'RE DAMN STRAIGHT.

THAT BULLET COULDN'T HAVE TAKENMORE OF AN AMERICAN JOURNEY IF

IT HAD PUNCTURED A KRAFT SINGLE,RICOCHETED OFF A NASCAR TROPHY

AND GOT LODGED AT A PAINTING OFELVIS AND JESUS HOLDING HANDS AT

A RODEO.

>> I'M GIVING THIS ONE A BENFRANKLIN WEARING AN AMERICAN

FLAG BIKINI WHILE EATING A KFCDOUBLE DOWN.

>> Jon: THAT'S A NEARLY PERFECTSCORE.

A NEARLY PERFECT SCORE!

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> Jon: UNBELIEVABLE! SAM?

>> I DO, I DO AGREE WITHJESSICA.

I GIVE IT A WASHINGTON HOLDINGREAGAN'S LEGS WHILE HE DOES A

KEG STAND ON THE LIBERTY BELL.

>> Jon: WOW, THAT'S JUST, THAT'SAMAZING.

>> JON, YEAH --

>> Jon: THAT'S AMAZING.

>> JON, LET'S JUST GIVEARMADILLO SHOOTER THE 'MERCUN

NOW AND THEN LET'S ALL GOCELEBRATE WITH BUD LIGHT

INFUSED JALAPENO POPPERS AT GUYFIERI'S AMERICAN KITCHEN.

>> Jon: NOW, NOW NOT SO FASTTHOUGH.

THERE'S ONE FINAL ENTRY FROM THEGREAT STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

>> A NEW JERSEY COURT SAYS A MANCANNOT SUE APPLEBEE'S

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR AND GRILL OVERCLAIMS HE SUFFERED BURNS WHILE

PRAYING AT DINNER.

>> THE MAN CLAIMED A WAITRESSDIDN'T WARN HIM THAT HIS

SIZZLING STAKE FAJITASKILLET WAS HOT.

♪ BURNED IN THE U.S.A. ♪>> WOW, THAT HAD EVERYTHING.

IT HAD PUBLIC PRAYER.

>> FRIVOLOUS LITIGATION.

>> A FAMILY CHAIN RESTAURANTSERVING FAKE MEXICAN FOOD.

>> NOT KNOWING THAT A SIZZLINGGRIDDLE OF STEAK MIGHT BE HOT.

>> I LOVE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH.

I'M GOING TO DO IT.

I'M GIVING IT THE FULL TWO-GUNS( BLEEP ) EACH OTHER.

>> Jon: WOW!

WOW!

THAT'S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

AMAZING.

JESS WHAT WHAT WHATDO YOU SAY?

>> HELLS YEAH, I'M GOING WITHLADY LIBERTY DRIVING A MONSTER

TRUCK WITH PIZZA WHEELSON TOP OF MOUNT RUSHMORE.

>> Jon: TWO PERFECT SCORES! WEHAVE A WINNER.

THE 2015 'MURICAN GOES TOLITIGIOUS PRAYING

APPLEBEE'S BURN VICTIM.

CONGRATULATIONSES AND GOD BLESS.

NICE JOB, GUYS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE IS A FORMERNAVY SEAL.

HE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE THEMISSION CONTINUES, ALSO A BEST

SELLING AUTHOR, HIS NEW BOOK ISCALLED "RESILIENCE: HARD-WON

WISDOM FOR LIVINGA BETTER LIFE."

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THEPROGRAM, ERIC GREITENS.

SIR. COME AND SIT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THIS BOOK IS CRAZY.

>> THANKS, MAN.

>> Jon: IT'S SO GOOD.

"RESILIENCE: HARD-WON WISDOM FORLIVING A BETTER LIFE."

THESE ARE LETTERS.>> YES.

>> Jon: THAT YOU--CORRESPONDENCE THAT YOU WROTE

WITH A FELLOW SEAL.

>> YES.

>> Jon: WHO WAS GOINGTHROUGH AN ADJUSTMENT PERIOD AS

HE CAME BACK TO THE STATES, ISTHAT CORRECT?

>> YEAH, SO MY BUDDY, ZACHWALKER.

HE WENT THROUGH THE SEAL TEAMTRAINING WITH ME.

WENT OFF TO AFGHANISTAN.

DID A COMBAT DEPLOYMENT.

CAME BACK HOME.

BOUGHT A CONCRETE PUMPER,STARTED A BUSINESS.

KIND OF WELCOMED HOME AS THISWAR HERO.

AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED, JON, ISTHAT LIKE HIS LIFE WAS JUST

HAMMERED BY HARDSHIP.

HIS BROTHER DIED.

HE LOST HIS BUSINESS, ANDTHEN ONE DAY HE DROVE HIS TRUCK

INTO HIS DRIVEWAY, HE GOT OUT,DROPPED TO THE GROUND BECAUSE HE

THOUGHT THERE WAS A SNIPERWATCHING HIM.

HE GOT UP, HE RAN INTO HISHOUSE, AND HE REALIZED HE HAD

POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED IS THATMY BUDDY STARTED DRINKING.

ZACH DID NOTHING IN MODERATION--

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> SO ON THE WEEKEND IT WAS NOTA SIX-PACK BUT A COOLER FULL

OF BEER AND THEN HE CALLEDME AFTER HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED.

SO MY BUDDY WHO WAS ONCETHE NAVY SEAL WAR HERO COME HOME

WAS NOW AN UNEMPLOYEED ALCOHOLICON DISABILITY WHO WAS LOOKING AT

THE PROSPECT OF HAVING HISKIDS COME TO VISIT HIM IN JAIL.

WE TALKED THAT NIGHT AFTER HECALLED ME AND THEN I GOT HOME

AND I STARTED WRITING HIM ALETTER ABOUT RESILIENCE, RIGHT?

ABOUT HOW YOU DEAL WITH HARDSHIPAND BECOME BETTER,

HOW YOU DEAL WITH PAIN ANDBECOME WISER,

HOW YOU MOVE THROUGH FEAR ANDBUILD COURAGE.

AND HE WROTE ME BACK AND FORTHAND THE BOOK IS A SERIES OF

LETTERS TO MY FRIEND WHO I LOVEABOUT HOW YOU CAN BUILD

RESILIENCE IN YOUR LIFE BECAUSEWE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH PAIN.

WE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITHHARDSHIP.

>> Jon: IT'S INCREDIBLE TOSEE.

BECAUSE THE LETTERS AREINCREDIBLY ERUDITE.

INCREDIBLY HEARTFELT.

TWO MEN CONSIDERED WARRIORSREALLY OPENING UP.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: WAS ZACH COMFORTABLEWITH THAT FROM THE GET-GO?

OR THERE ARE -- I MEAN, THEYSPAN THE LETTERS FROM QUOTING

ARISTOTLE TO LESSONS IN LOGGING.

WHICH IS, QUITE FRANKLY,UNUSUAL.

>> YES. YES, YES. IT'S A LITTLEUNUSUAL.

>> Jon: BUT HOW COMFORTABLEIS, YOU KNOW-- IS HE IN OPENING

UP TO EVEN A BROTHER, EVEN AFELLOW SEAL, AND KNOWING THAT IT

MIGHT BE OUT THERE PUBLICLY?

>> LOOK, I MEAN, IT'S TOUGH FORANYBODY WHEN YOU COME BACK AND

YOU'RE STRUGGLING.

HE WAS A NAVY SEAL.

HE WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

AND HE WAS WAKING UP EVERY DAY,HE HAD MISSIONS TO CONDUCT.

HE HAD A TEAM AROUND HIM.

HE WAS PROUD.

AND NOW HE'S IN THIS PLACE, ANDI REMEMBER WHEN HE CALLED ME,

HE'S ON THE PHONE, AND HE'SJUST-- HE'S HURTING, RIGHT?

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> BUT HE ALSO-- WHAT HAPPENSWAS YOU BUILD A BOND WITH PEOPLE

WHEN YOU SUFFER TOGETHER THE WAYTHAT WE DID, RIGHT?

YOU BUILD A BOND WITH PEOPLEWHEN YOU SERVE TOGETHER, AND YOU

SHARE TOGETHER, AND YOU STUDYTOGETHER.

AND HE KNEW THAT I WAS GOING TOBE THERE FOR HIM.

JUST LIKE I KNOW THAT HE'DALWAYS BE THERE FOR ME.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE WEREABLE TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER,

AND I THINK THROUGH THAT PROCESSWE BOTH BECAME STRONGER.

>> Jon: IT WAS INTERESTING,YOU KNOW, AS YOU READ IT, SOME

OF THE DIFFICULY THAT YOUFACE -- NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, WHAT

YOU SEE IN WAR, OR WHAT YOU MAYDO IN WAR-- BUT ALSO THE

FEELING, WHEN YOU'RE A SEAL YOUREALLY ARE AT-- YOU KNOW,

IF THERE IS AN ALL-PROLEVEL OF THE MILITARY,

YOU'RE FUNCTIONINGAS AN ALL-PRO.

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: YOU'RE THE TOP LEVEL OFTHE MILITARY.

AND MUCH LIKE, LET'S SAY A PROATHLETE WHO HIS CAREER IS CUT

SHORT, OR THAT, I IMAGINETHERE'S A LOSS OF THAT IDENTITY.

>> YES.

>> Jon: THAT'S REALLY HARD TODEAL WITH.

YOU WERE THE BEST IN THE WORLDAT SOMETHING, AND NOW YOU'RE

JUST ANOTHER GUY, AND IS THATDIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO PROCESS?

>> YOU KNOW, IT'S VERY HARD FORPEOPLE WHEN THEY COME BACK.

IT'S HARD FOR PRO ATHLETES BUTIT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE WHEN THEY

RETIRE, RIGHT?

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> IT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE WHENTHEIR KIDS LEAVE FOR COLLEGE,

WHEN PEOPLE GO THROUGH THESETRANSITIONS, FOR ENTREPRENEURS

WHEN THEY LOSE A BUSINESS.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> IT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE WHENTHEY LOSE A LOVED ONE.

YOUR SENSE OF LIFE IN THISMOMENT WHERE THERE'S CHAOS AND

THERE'S CHANGE AND THERE'SDIFFICULTY AND THERE'S HARDSHIP,

ALL OF THESE THINGS COME ANDPEOPLE ASK THE QUESTION,

"WHO AM I GOING TO BE NOW?"

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND THAT'S THE QUESTION THATZACH HAD TO ANSWER FOR HIMSELF.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT THAT WASREALLY INTERESTING IN THERE.

THERE WERE A COUPLE OF TOUGHLOVE MOMENTS --

>> YES.

>> Jon: WHERE YOU'RE TALKINGABOUT, YEAH, YOU'VE ENDURED SOME

CRAZY HARDSHIP -->> YES.

>> Jon: BUT EVERYBODY DOES.>> YES.

>> Jon: AND NOT JUST IN THEMILITARY AND IF YOU GO AROUND

IN YOUR COMMUNITY -->> YES.

>> Jon: YOU WILL FIND PEOPLEWHO HAVE SUFFERED DEEPER,

HARDER -->> YES.

>> Jon: ENDURED MORE THAN EVENYOU HAD

AND YOU NEED TO TAKELESSONS FROM THEM.

>> YES. AND THEY'RE DOING THAT,ZACH, WITHOUT YOUR TEAM AROUND

THEM.>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> WITHOUT YOUR FRIENDS. ANDI SAID THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR

COMMUNITY WHO ARE DEALING WITHCANCER

OR THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOURCOMMUNITY WHO HAVE LOST KIDS.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOURCOMMUNITY WHO ARE REALLY

STRUGGLING AND WHO ARE WORRIEDAND ARE IN THESE PLACES OF

HARDSHIP, AND WHENYOU STEP OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF --

>> Jon: RIGHT.>> AND YOU GO OUT AND YOU

START SERVING, YOU'RE GOING TOGET STRONGER, ZACH, AND YOU'RE

ALSO GOING TO SEE THAT THERE AREA LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO

STILL NEED YOU.

>> Jon: AND I THOUGHT IT WASINTERESTING, YOU ALSO MAKE THE

POINT THAT YOU CAN BE RESILIENT.YOU CAN LIVE THAT BETTER LIFE --

>> YES

>> Jon: YOU CAN OPTIMIZE WHO AREYOU --

>> YES.

>> Jon: AND IS IT STILLMAY NOT WORK OUT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Jon: THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES.>> YES.

>> BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THATYOU CAN'T--

THAT YOU CAN'T MOVE TOWARDSOPTIMIZED.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, YEAH.

LIFE DOESN'T GUARANTEE YOUANYTHING, RIGHT?

AND EVERYBODY'S GOING TO DEALWITH HARDSHIP, BUT WHAT YOU CAN

DO IS YOU CAN BUILD RESILIENCE.

AND YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOREVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU.

LOTS OF DIFFICULT THINGS CANHAPPEN TO YOU, BUT YOU ARE

RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW YOU REACT TOWHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND WHEN ZACH STARTED TO LETGO OF SOME OF THE EXCUSES

THAT WERE HOLDING HIM BACK ANDHE STARTED TO TAKE

RESPONSIBILITY, HE BECAMESTRONGER --

>> Jon: AND HE'S DOINGPHENOMENAL NOW.

>> HE'S DOING PHENOMENAL NOW.

>> Jon: AND I, ACTUALLY IT'SINTERESTING, AFTER READING THIS

BOOK I THINK I'M NOW A NAVYSEAL.

IS THAT HOW IT WORKS?

>> I THINK THAT IS, YES --

>> Jon: WILL YOU STICK AROUND?>> YES, ABSOLUTELY.

>> Jon: BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK ALITTLE MORE ABOUT THE MISSION

CONTINUES -->> YES. FOR SURE.

>> Jon: AND SOME OF THE OTHERSTUFF THAT YOU'RE DOING.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Jon: AND GREATSTUFF. "RESILIENCE."

INCREDIBLY UNIVERSAL, ON THEBOOKSHELVES NOW.

ERIC GREITENS. WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: HEY, THAT'S OUR SHOW.

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> SO WE'RE GOING TO BE VERYAGGRESSIVE ON THAT ISSUE AS WELL

AS ON THE GEOGRAPHICPREFERENCES--

>> OH, COME ON.

♪ LET IT GO, CAN'T HOLD ITBACK ANYMORE ♪

JUST LET IT GO, MISTER --

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

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