The Rule of the Nile

  • Aired:  01/27/11
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Jason Jones, Olivia Munn, Sam Bee and Aasif Mandvi disagree on who deserves the credit for a wave of democratic uprising sweeping the Muslim world. (7:09)

>> JANUARY 27, 2011.

FROM COMEDY CENTRAL'S WORLD NEWS

HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK THIS IS

"THE DAILY SHOW" WITH JON

STEWART.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: EVERYBODY WELCOME TO

"THE DAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

TONIGHT'S GUEST, T. BOONE

PICKENS.

HE WILL GET US OFF OF OIL.

TONIGHT!

FOREIGN OIL!

TONIGHT!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SPEAKING OF WHICH, WE BEGIN

TONIGHT IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHERE

THE REVOLUTION IN TUNISIA HAS SO

CAPTIVATED THE WORLD'S ATTENTION

IT EVEN MADE IT INTO TUESDAY'S

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

>> THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

STANDS WITH THE PEOPLE OF

TUNISIA AND SUPPORTS THE

DEMOCRATIC ASPIRATIONS OF ALL

PEOPLE.

(APPLAUSE)

(LAUGHTER)

OH, MY GOD, MOTHER OF TWO AND

INSPIRATIONAL CITIZEN KATHY

PROCTER, STOP TAKING CREDIT FOR

EVERYTHING!

(LAUGHTER)

YOUR STORY IS GOOD ENOUGH.

WELL, NOW THAT THIRST FOR

DEMOCRACY HAS APPARENTLY SPREAD

FROM TUNISIA TO EGYPT WHERE

PROTESTORS HAVE ALSO TAKEN TO

THE STREETS EN MASSE.

>> THE FIRST DEMAND YOU CAN HEAR

IN THE CHANT "DOWN, DOWN, HOSNI

MUBARAK."

MUBARAK HAS BEEN THE PRESIDENT

OF EGYPT FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS.

>> Jon: WHAT?

THEY... THEY DON'T LIKE MUBARAK?

WHY DO THEY KEEP ELECTING HIM IN

LANDSLIDES?

(LAUGHTER)

I MEAN, THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

SENSE.

IN 2005, HE WAS ELECTED WITH 88%

OF THE VOTE!

I MEAN, THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY YOU

CAN GET ELECTED OVER AND OVER

AGAIN WITH 90% OF THE VOTE AND

THAT IS TO BE A BELOVED LEADER.

(LAUGHTER)

OH, REALLY,?

THERE'S ANOTHER... WHAT KIND OF

FIST?

OH.

IRON.

(LAUGHTER)

SO CLEARLY THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE

ARE UPSET ABOUT A VERY SERIOUS

PROBLEM.

(LAUGHTER)

REALLY, YOU LIKE THAT?

A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH TERM

LIMITS.

WHAT RELATION THE EGYPTIAN

PEOPLE ANGRY ABOUT?

>> IN THE MARKET, THE PRICE OF

BASICS HAS GONE UP BY AROUND 20%

IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: PRICE OF CATS WENT UP

20%?

(LAUGHTER)

A NINE-POUND CAT USED TO BE,

LIKE, A BUCK AND A HALF.

NOW IT'S PROBABLY LIKE $1.80.

I GUESS IF YOU LIVE IN EGYPT AND

YOU DIDN'T RECENTLY INVEST

HEAVILY IN CATS YOU'RE (BEEP)

OUT OF LUCK.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT WE ALL SAW HOW MUCH LOVE THE

TUNISIAEN PEOPLE GOT FOR THEIR

YUP RISING.

>> AS WE MONITOR THE SITUATION

CAREFULLY WE ALL ON ALL PARTIES

TO EXERCISE RESTRAINT AND

REFRAIN FROM VIOLENCE.

>> ALL I CAN THEY MORNING IS

EGYPT HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY

IMPORTANT ALLY SINCE ANWAR SADAT

AND WE'RE ALL WATCHING THESE

DEVELOPMENTS IN CAIRO VERY

CAREFULLY.

BEYOND THAT, I THINK I WILL NOT

COMMENT.

>> Jon: FREEDOM!

(COUGHS)

I'M SO VERY I. NO COMMENT!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT GIVES?

>> THE PROBLEM FOR THE

ADMINISTRATION IS WE DON'T KNOW

EXACTLY WHERE IT'S GOING GO.

WE NEED ALLIES IN THE REGION.

WE HAVE A LOT THAT WE HAVE UNDER

WAY.

WE WANT TO BE FOR THE

ASPIRATIONS OF PEOPLE.

WE WANT TO BE FOR REFORM BUT

STABILITY MATTERS TO PROSPER ANY

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.

>> Jon: AH, THE OLD FREEDOM

ASPIRATION OF PEOPLE STABILITY

BOUND.

WE WANT EGYPTIAN PEOPLE TO HAVE

FREEDOM JUST AS SOON AS WE'RE

SURE THEY'LL USE THAT FREEDOM

FOR HUGGING, NOT HURTING.

SEE, TUNISIA'S REP STATION AS A

MORE SECULAR MODERATE NATION

WHEREAS EGYPT, IT'S THE TOP ONE

OF THE REGION'S LARGEST RESERVES

OF UNTAPPED ISLAMIST RAGE.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE

OUTCOME OF THE REVOLUTION IS WHO

GETS THE CREDIT.

>> IRONICALLY, IT MAY HAVE BEEN

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND

SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA

RICE'S FAMOUS SPEECH IN 2005 AT

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

THAT LAUNCHED THIS REVOLUTION.

>> I WOULD POINT YOU TO THE

SPEECH IN CAIRO IN 2009 WHERE

THE PRESIDENT ALSO SPECIFICALLY

ADDRESSED THIS.

>> THIS PROTEST HAS BEEN

ORGANIZED LARGELY ON FACEBOOK

AND TWITTER.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: QUICK QUESTION, JON

STEWART, "THE DAILY SHOW".

SO IF TWO SPEECHES AND A SOCIAL

MEDIA SITE IS ALL WE NEEDED TO

SPREAD DEMOCRACY, WHY DID WE

INVADE IRAQ?

WHY DIDN'T WE JUST, I DON'T KNOW

POKE THEM?

(LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

SO WHO DESERVES THE CREDIT.

WHO DESERVES THE CREDIT FOR THIS

UNPRECEDENTED WAVE OF DEMOCRATIC

UPRISING SWEEPING THE MUSLIM

WORLD?

TO DISCUSS WE'RE JOINED BY OUR

PANEL OF EXPERTS.

JASON JONES, WE'LL START WITH

YOU.

>> JOHN, THIS IS ALL THANKS TO

PRESIDENT BUSH.

A DEMOCRACY IS SPREADING BECAUSE

THEY KNOW IF IT DOESN'T

AMERICA'S GOING TO GO IN THERE

AND SPREAD IT FOR THEM!

THAT'S RIGHT, U.S.A.!

U.S.A.!

(LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NOW LET'S GO AND KNOCK DOWN SOME

(BEEP) STATUES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: THAT'S A GREAT TRADITION

OF AMERICAN BINGE DRINKING.

OLIVIA?

>> JON, FREEDOM IS SPREADING

THROUGH THE MUSLIM WORLD BECAUSE

OF OBAMA AND HIS 2009 SPEECH IN

CAIRO.

HE INSPIRED AND IMPRESSED PEOPLE

TO EMBRACE DEMOCRACY AND, 19

MONTHS LATER, HERE WE ARE.

>> Jon: FROM ONE SPEECH.

>> UM, FROM ONE OBAMA SPEECH!

YOU KNOW, THEY SAY WHENEVER HE

USES ALLITERATION AN ANGEL HAS

AN ORGASM.

(LAUGHTER)

>> UM, EXCUSE ME.

EXCUSE ME.

JON STEWART?

>> SAMANTHA BEE?

YES, SAM.

>> JACKET JASON AND @ JASON.

THIS IS ALL THANKS TO TWITTER,

HASHTAG TWITTER REVOLUTION.

>> Jon: SAM, IF I UNDERSTAND

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING-- AND I'M NOT

SURE THAT I DO-- YOU'RE SAYING

SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYED THE BIGGEST

ROLE IN SPARKING THESE UPRISING.

>> D',H @ JON STEWART.

SOMETHING YOU'D KNOW IF YOUR

OVERSIZED BUTTON OLD PERSON

PHONE GOT TWITTER.

HASHTAG BURN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: WHY DO YOU...

>> EXCUSE ME, JON.

>> Jon: AASIF MANDVI LIVE FROM

CAIRO.

AASIF, WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THE

SITUATION.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT'S YOUR TAKE?

>> JON, I WOULD ARGUE EACH OF

THESE NATIONS IS REACTING TO

SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES UNIQUE TO

THEIR COUNTRY.

IN TUNISIA, THE HIGH PRICE OF

FOOD, IN EGYPT, PENT UP

FRUSTRATION OVER 0 YEARS OF

CORRUPT RULE.

IN YEMEN...

>> NO!

BUSH DOCTRINE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> AASIF, OBAMA TAUGHT YOUR

PEOPLE HOW TO LOVE!

(LAUGHTER)

>> I'M NOT EGYPTIAN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WELL, YOU'RE SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

I DON'T KNOW.

(LAUGHTER)

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