Crimea, We Hardly Knew Ye

  • Aired:  03/11/14
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America's limited knowledge of Crimea is brought up to speed just in time for the region to be lost to Russia. (1:51)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILYSHOW MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD SHOW FORYOU TONIGHT

MY GUEST ON TONIGHT'S PROGRAM,JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

HE'S GONNA COME ON

WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT LINCOLN-- HOT OR NOT?

[LAUGHTER]

I OF COURSE SAY HOT. EH, I LOVEA GOOD BEARD.

LET ME TELL YOU THIS: FIRSTWE'RE GOING TO TURN TO CRIMEA.

AS YOU KNOW CRIMEA IS A REGIONIN THE

[ LAUGHTER ]SOUTH EASTERN PART OF

UKRAINE THAT JUTS OUT INTO

THE BLACK SEA AND IS WELL KNOWNFOR ITS

CHARGES OF ITS LIGHT BRIGADES

[LAUGHTER]WHO AGAINST ALL ODDS

DON'T ACTUALLY WIN.

PRETTY MUCH LET ME TELL YOUSOMETHING YOU WANT TO BET YOUR

ODDS ON THE LIGHT BRIGADES.BECAUSE THEY GO DOWN PRETTY HARD

NOBODY?

TENNYSON? NOBODY?

ALRIGHT.

THE POINT IS AMERICANS GENERALLYKNOW NOTHING ABOUT CRIMEA

BEYOND WHAT WAS ASSIGNED TOTHEM IN THAT ONE ENGLISH CLASS

IN 8TH GRADE. HERE'S WHAT WEKNOW NOW.

>> CRIMEA IS LOST. >> CRIMEA MIGHT BE A LOST CAUSE.

>> I THINK CRIMEA IS LOST. IDON'T THINK THEY'RE EVER GOING

TO PULL OUT OF THERE. >> CRIMEA IS EFFECTIVELY GONE.

>> IS IT LOST?>> I'M AFRAID SO.

>> YOU THINK CRIMEA IS GONE?>> I DO.

>> Jon: WHERE'S CRIMEA? IT'S ALLGONE!

THE WHOLE THING IS GONE.

CRIMEA!

OH CRIMEA! WE HARDLY KNEW YE!

[LAUGHTER]SERIOUSLY, WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT

YE.

[LAUGHTER]BECAUSE YE ARE NOT REALLY A PART

OF OUR STRATEGIC OR FOSSILFUEL TYPE INTERESTS.

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