The Big Benghazi Theory

  • Aired:  05/08/13
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Republicans insist Benghazi is the worst cover-up since whatever the last thing was that was worse than Watergate. (4:20)

>> Jon: HEY, EVERYBODY.

WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE

GUEST.

FROM THE GREAT GATSBY ACTRESS

CAREC MULLIGAN IS JOINING US.

I HEARD THE MOVIE IS GREAT, SO

GREAT THAT THEY'RE THINKING OF

MAKING THE MOVIE INTO A BOOK.

LET'S GET TO THE TOP STORY

TONIGHT.

TESTAMENT FROM GOVERNMENT

WHISTLE BLOWERS ON THE

DEVASTATING AND TRAGIC ATTACK

THAT CAUSED FOUR AMERICAN LIVES

IN BENGHAZI LIBYA, TESTIMONY

THAT WILL BLOW THE LID OFF THE

GIANT COVER-UP PROPAGATED BY

THIS ADMINISTRATION.

>> BRACE YOURSELF.

IT'S HAPPENING IN JUST

NINE-AND-A-HALF HOURS FORMER

C.I.A. DIRECTOR DAVID PETRAEUS

WILL TAKE THE OATH AND TESTIFY

ABOUT BENGHAZI.

>> Jon: I'M SORRY.

THAT WAS A SNAFU.

THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE WARNING TO

BRACE YOURSELF FOR NOVEMBER'S

BENGHAZI TESTIMONY BY DAVID

PETRAEUS.

THAT WAS GOING TO BLOW THE LID

OFF THE GIANT COVER-UP

PROPAGATED BY THIS

ADMINISTRATION.

MY MISTAKE.

ALL RIGHT.

TODAY'S HEARING WAS THE HEARING

MOMENT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN

WAITING FOR.

>> WE BEGIN WITH THE MOMENT THAT

EVERYBODY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR.

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY

CLINTON'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED

TESTIMONY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN

BENGHAZI.

>> Jon: I APOLOGIZE ONCE MORE.

THAT WAS FROM THE JANUARY

BENGHAZI HEARINGS.

THAT ALSO FAILED TO BLOW THE LID

OFF THE GIANT COVER-UP

PROPAGATED BY THIS

ADMINISTRATION.

TODAY, WEDNESDAY.

>> COME WEDNESDAY YOU'RE GOING

TO START HEARING THE TRUTH ABOUT

BENGHAZI.

IT'S GOING TO MAKE YOU MAD.

IT'S GOING TO MAKE YOU UPSET.

>> Jon: AND IF IT DOESN'T, WE'VE

HAVE ANOTHER ONE UNTIL IT DOES.

YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY FOR

BENGHAZI CONGRESS HAS HELD NINE

FULL HEARINGS.

INCLUDING ONE CLOSED HEARING.

WHY AMBASSADOR PICKERRING AND

ADMIRAL MULLENNISH EYED A FULL

ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CHASTISING

THE STATE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR

SYSTEMIC FAILURES AND WHY

BENGHAZI IS GENERALLY EMERGED AS

A RALLYING CRY FOR THE

PRESIDENT'S OPPONENTS.

WHEN DURING THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION, THERE WERE 54

ATTACKS ON DIPLOMATIC TARGETS

THAT KILLED 13 AMERICANS YET

GARNERED ONLY THREE HEARINGS ON

EMBASSY SECURITY TOTAL AND ZERO

OUTRAGE FROM FOX.

WHY IS THIS ATTACK SO DIFFERENT

FOR REPUBLICANS?

>> THIS MAKES WATERGATE LOOK

LIKE CHILD'S PLAY, MEGAN.

>> Jon: OH!

WELL, THAT IS SERIOUS.

THAT IS SERIOUS AND IT'S NOT A

TERM PEOPLE THROW AROUND

LIGHTLY.

I'M SORRY.

SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT SLIND RA.

I'M SORRY.

SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT SLIND RA.

ANYBODY TALKING ABOUT BENGHAZI.

>> THIS IS FAR WORSE THAN

WATERGATE.

>> Jon: FAR WORSE THAN

WATERGATE.

THERE YOU HAVE IT.

BENGHAZI IS... SORRY ABOUT THAT.

HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE

FAST-AND-FURIOUS.

THE MOVIES BECAUSE I DIDN'T CARE

FOR TOKYO DRIFT BUT I DON'T

THINK IT... ALL RIGHT.

THE THING WITH THE GUNS AND THE

TRACING OF THEM.

IF FAST-AND-FURIOUS WAS WORSE

THAN WATERGATE WHAT'S BENGHAZI.

>> IF YOU HAD WATERGATE AND

IRAN-CONTRA TOGETHER AND

MULTIPLY IT BY TEN OR SO YOU'LL

GET IN THE ZONE OF WHAT BENGHAZI

IS.

>> Jon: HOLY [BLEEP].

WATERGATE PLUS IRAN-CONTRA TIMES

TIMES... YOU'RE SAYING THAT THE

INCIDENT WHEREBY ORDER OF THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

PEOPLE BROKE INTO THE DEMOCRATIC

HEADQUARTERS TO BUG IT TO GAIN

STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE IN A

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THEN

COVERED THAT UP BY TRYING TO USE

THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENCY TO

SQUASH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

AND THEN ADDED THAT TO THE

REAGAN ADMINISTRATION'S SECRET

DEAL TO ILLEGALLY SELL ARMS TO

IRAN IN EXCHANGE FOR HOSTAGES

AND MONEY THAT COULD THEN BE

FUNNELED TO CENTRAL AMERICAN

RIGHT WING DEATH SQUADS, END

PARENTHESES, TIMES TEN?

I'M IN.

I'M IN.

HOW COULD IT NOT

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