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  • Aired:  08/23/10
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appoints an "ambassador of death," while Hillary Clinton gives Israel and Palestine a firm deadline for peace. (2:46)

>> Jon: SO THE UNREST NEAR

GROUND ZERO SHOWS NO SIGN OF

ABATING.

THIS MORNING THERE WAS GOOD NEWS

FOR U.S. MUSLIM RELATIONS.

IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD

AHMADINEJAD HAS APPOINTED A NEW

AMBASSADOR.

>> PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD, IN

FACT, UNVEILED A PROTOTYPE OVER

THE WEEKEND OF THIS VERY WEAPON,

CALLING IT THE AMBASSADOR OF

DEATH.

>> Jon: WHAT?

THE... WHAT?

YOU REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

CONCEPT OF DIPLOMACY, DO YOU?

AMBASSADOR OF DEATH.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S SEE THIS DOOMSDAY MACHINE.

OH, MY GOD, THEY'VE GOT... OH,

OH, IT'S JOUST MISSILE DROP.

OH.

IT'S KIND OF CHEAP-LOOKING

ACTUALLY.

I WONDER HOW MANY BOX TOPS DID

THEY HAVE TO MAIL IN TO GET

THAT?

AND BY THE WAY, WHO UNVEILS A

NEW DEATH FROM ABOVE WEAPON BY

ACTUALLY PULLING A SHEET OFF IT?

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S NOT THE SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN.

LOOK AT THIS.

LOOK AT THE CONFETTI, SOME

PAINTED CLOUDS.

THEY GOT AN ENORMOUS HAND STAMP.

IT'S LIKE AHMADINEJAD'S SOME

SORT OF NOTARY FOR GIANTS, OR

HE'S EXTREMELY TINY.

COME ON, IRAN.

THIS IS THE AMBASSADOR OF DEATH.

YOU'RE ROLLING OUT A NEW WEAPON

SYSTEM.

YOU GOT TO GO WITH BRIGHT

LIGHTS, DANCING GIRLS.

COME ON, ROBERT DOWNEY, JR., IN

A TUX.

BUT THIS?

THIS IS [BLEEPED], DUDE.

I'VE SEEN HALLOWEEN HELL HOUSES

WITH BETTER PRODUCTION VALUE.

THIS IS LIKE SOMETHING FROM

RAMADAN GIGANTE.

OF COURSE, IRAN'S LATEST MOVE

ONLY PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON OTHER

MIDEAST DIPLOMATS.

>> I'VE INVITED ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER NETANYAHU AND

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY PRESIDENT

ABBAS TO MEET ON SEPTEMBER 2nd

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., TO RELAUNCH

DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS TO RESOLVE

ALL FINAL STATUS ISSUES, WHICH

WE BELIEVE CAN BE COMPLETED

WITHIN ONE YEAR.

>> Jon: WHY DO YOU BELIEVE

THAT?

[LAUGHTER]

WELL, I GUESS THIS TIME COULD BE

DIFFERENT.

[LAUGHTER]

SECRETARY CLINTON HAS SET A FIRM

DEADLINE.

YOU HAVE ONE YEAR, ISRAEL AND

PALESTINE, AND IF YOU HAVEN'T

WORKED IT ALL OUT IN A YEAR,

THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES.

>> ONE YEAR THEY WILL SIT DOWN

FOR DIRECT TALKS, IF NOTHING

HAPPEN, THEY COULD MAKE A

DECISION TO EXTEND IT.

>> Jon: YEAH!

YOU HEAR THAT?

TAKE A YEAR OR FOREVER.

HERE'S A THOUGHT, YOU WANT TO

KICK THIS THING INTO ACTION,

AFFECT THE NEW

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