Operation Deserter Storm - Home Is Where the Hate Is

  • Aired:  06/09/14
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Fox News has a field day over the controversial release of P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl from a Taliban prison. (4:57)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME TO THEDAILY SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

I'M SO GLAD YOU JOINED USTONIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, PHILIPK. HOWARD,

AUTHOR OF "THE RULE OF NOBODY:SAVING AMERICA FROM DEAD LAWS

AND BROKEN GOVERNMENT."

WE'RE GOING TO FIX IT TONIGHT,SIX MINUTES, BOOM, DONE.

[LAUGHTER]IT'S BEEN OVER A WEEK SINCE THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GOTSERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL RELEASED

FROM NEARLY FIVE YEARS INTALIBAN PRISON AFTER BEING

CAPTURED WHILE AWAY WITHOUTLEAVE FROM HIS BASE IN

AFGHANISTAN. SO, WHAT REALLYHAPPENED THAT NIGHT?

WHAT WAS HE UP TO?

>> IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO SORTOF WAIT AND GET THE FACTS HERE.

>> WE WOULD ALL BE BEST SERVEDTO KNOW ALL THE FACTS BEFORE WE

JUDGE.

>> Jon: YEAH, NO, WE COULD DOTHAT.

[LAUGHTER]YEAH, WE COULD DO THAT.

OR...

>> WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT HEWAS A DESERTER.

>> LOOKS TO ME LIKE A DESERTEROR TRAITOR OR BOTH.

>> LIKES LIKE HE HAS TURNED.

>> CONVERTED TO ISLAM.

>> COLLABORATED WITH HISENEMIES.

>> DECLARED JIHAD.

>> FLAT-OUT ANTI-AMERICAN.>> IN SOME RESPECTS AS

A KIND OF MODERN-DAY LEE HARVEYOSWALD.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: IN JUST A FEW DAYS, THIS

GUY BOWE BERGDAHL WENT FROM GUYWHO LEFT BASE WITHOUT

PERMISSION TO MUSLIMTERRORIST KENNEDY ASSASSIN.

[LAUGHTER]THAT'S ACTUALLY NOT A BAD LOOK

FOR OSWALD. THAT REMARKABLY

FAST TRANSFORMATION IS THESUBJECT OF TONIGHT'S

OPERATION DESERTER STORM: HOMEIS WHERE THE HATE IS.

OF COURSE, THE STORY OFBERGDAHL'S TRAITOROUS TERROR

CONVERSION WOULDN'T BE ASCREDIBLE IF HIS FATHER WAS NOT A

HIGH-RANKING TALIBAN OFFICIAL.

>> MANY ARE WONDERING ABOUT BOWEBERGDAHL'S DAD'S BEARD, NOTING

A STRONG AND EERIE RESEMBLANCETO THE BEARDS WORN BY THE

TALIBAN.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW IF I'D

SAY "STRONG AND EERIE."

IT'S A BEARD.

IT DOESN'T MEAN HE LOOKS LIKE AMUSLIM.

>> HE ABSOLUTELY LOOKS LIKE AMUSLIM.

>> Jon: REALLY?

I DON'T KNOW, MAN.

I GET MORE OF AN AMISH VIBE OFFOF THAT, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX OR ANY

OF THE THOUSAND OTHER RELIGIONSWHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEARDS.

OR A RED SOX.

ASIDE FROM THE BEARD, DO YOUHAVE ANY SPECIFIC REASON FOR

SAYING HE LOOKS MUSLIM.

>> THE REASON I SAID THAT THATROBERT BERGDAHL LOOKS LIKE A

MUSLIM IS THAT HE LOOKS LIKE AMUSLIM.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: HE'S A MUSLIM BECAUSE

HE LOOKS LIKE A MUSLIM.

OKAY.

I CAN'T REALLY ARGUE WITH THATLOGIC BECAUSE IT'S IMPENETRABLE.

BUT YOU DO KNOW OBVIOUSLY NOTALL MUSLIMS HAVE BEARDS, AND NOT

ALL PEOPLE WITH BEARDS AREMUSLIM.

THAT'S THE REASON WE CALL THISTHE ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND

NOT THE HOLY SHRINE OF THEBLESSED IMAM ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

BECAUSE, REALLY, IF YOU'RELOOKING FOR BEARDED GUYS WHO

KILLED A LOT OF AMERICANS...TONS.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]BY THE WAY, BERGDAHL'S FATHER IS

WORSE THAN BEING MUSLIM-LOOKING,HE'S MUSLIM-LOOKING AND AN

ENABLER.

>> I'M CURIOUS. ATONE POINT HIS FATHER TOLD HIM

JUST BEFORE HE WENTMISSING, HE SAID, "OBEY

YOUR CONSCIENCE," WHICH KIND OFSOUNDS TO SOME AS, YEAH,

WHATEVER YOU WANTTO DO, GO AHEAD.

>> Jon: YEAH, SURE, NO, NO,NO.

IT SOUNDS THAT WAY TO SOME, YOUKNOW, SPECIFICALLY PEOPLE WHO

DON'T KNOW WHAT A CONSCIENCE IS.

[LAUGHTER]BECAUSE IF SOMEONE SAYS LISTEN

TO YOUR CONSCIENCE, THEY'RE NOTSAYING DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.

YOUR CONSCIENCE IS THE OPPOSITEOF THE THING THAT TELLS YOU TO

DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'MSAYING?

YOUR ID IS THE THING THATENABLES YOUR DARKEST IMPULSES,

YOUR ID.

THINK OF IT AS LIKE THE FOX NEWSOF YOUR BRAIN.

[LAUGHTER]♪ LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR

GUIDE ♪♪>> Jon: I KNEW THIS WAS GOING

TO BE HERE.

HEY.

WHAT'S UP?

>> HI, THERE JON.

SAY, CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?

>> SURE, JIMINY.

>> WHY DO YOU STILL WATCH THESEASSHOLES?

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW?

DO YOU THINK THEY'RE GOING TOCHANGE? I MEAN,

AT THIS POINT YOUR OBSESSIONSAYS AS MUCH ABOUT YOU AS IT

DOES ABOUT THEM.

WHAT?

DO YOU HAVE AN ANGER FETISH?

YOU HAVE TO STOP INGESTING THEIRPOISON.

>> Jon: YEAH, I KNOW, JIMMY.YOU'RE RIGHT; I'M SORRY.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I'M GOING TO GO JERK OFF WITH ANOOSE AROUND MY NECK SO I CAN

PASS OUT WHEN I [BLEEPED].

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> I MEAN, COUNSEL A WOODEN BOY.

[WHISTLING]>> Jon: I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW

BADLY... I CAN'T BELIEVE HOWBADLY MY CONSCIENCE NEEDS A

CONSCIENCE.

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