Mess O'Potamia - Classic Iraq

  • Aired:  06/12/14
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Senior Iraq War Correspondent Jason Jones searches for a dictator capable of handling the invading militant group ISIS. (2:29)

SENIOR IRAQ WAR CORRESPONDENTJASON JONES IS IN

BAGHDAD NOW.

JASON JONES.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]JASON, WHAT'S THE LATEST?

>> JON, THE TACTICAL SITUATIONIS DETERIORATING HERE FAST.

>> Jon: JASON, I'M SORRY. THESHIRT,

THE HAWAIIAN SHIRT, AND YOU'REHAVING A DRINK THERE.

YOU'RE A WAR CORRESPONDENT.

>> YEAH, AND YESTERDAY I WASN'TA WAR CORRESPONDENT, JON.

I WAS JUST ANOTHER GUY ENJOYINGHIS VACATION IN IRAQ'S VIBRANT,

UTOPIAN DEMOCRACY.

COPYRIGHT 2003, U.S. OF A.

IT HAD EVERYTHING HERE, JON,SUN, SAND, MORE SAND.

>> Jon: YES.

>> BUT I GUESS IRAQ HAS DECIDEDDEMOCRACY IS NOT THEIR THING.

>> Jon: WELL, WHAT IS THE IRAQIGOVERNMENT DOING?

>> WELL, THERE ARE A FEWOPTIONS.

THEY'RE STRIPPING OFF THEIRUNIFORMS AND RUNNING.

THAT'S ONE.

BUT THERE HAS BEEN SOME TALK,SOME LOWER-LEVEL PARLIAMENTARY

TALK OF RUNNING FASTER WITH LESSCLOTHES.

>> Jon: I UNDERSTAND.

BUT THE MILITANTS OBVIOUSLY HAVETRUCKS AND GUNS, MOSTLY AMERICAN

TRUCKS AND GUNS, SO THE RUNNINGPROBABLY NOT GOING TO WORK.

>> WELL, THERE IS ONE OTHEROPTION, JON.

THERE'S AN OLD IRAQI SAYING...>> Jon: YEAH.

>> THE ONLY THING THAT STOPS ABAD GUY WITH A GUN

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> IS A TRULY HORRIBLE GUY WITHA GUN.

>> Jon: REALLY?

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT RETURNINGAN OPPRESSIVE, STRONG-ARM

DICTATOR TO POWER.

>> EXACTLY, OR AS THEY CALL ITHERE IN IRAQ, "IRAQ CLASSIC."

>> Jon: REALLY?

WELL, LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION,THOUGH.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO FIND ADICTATOR?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE?

>> YOU'LL SEE.

JUST CONTINUE.

>> Jon: JASON, THIS IS...

WHOA.

JASON, SOMEHOW THAT POPPED ALLTHE WAY BACK HERE TO NEW YORK.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.>> Jon: THAT WAS WEIRD.

YOU TOOK OFF YOUR SHIRT INBAGHDAD AND I ALMOST TOOK A

BUTTON IN THE EYE BACK HERE INNEW YORK.

THAT WAS VERY INTERESTING.

>> POWERFUL POP, JON.

>> Jon: POWERFUL POP.

THIS IS THE STUPIDEST IDEA YOUEVER -- HOLY [BLEEPED] JASON!

WOW.

>> RIGHT? COME ON.

>> Jon: WOW!

>> YEAH.

[APPLAUSE]THE 'STACHE REALLY PULLS THE

WHOLE THING TOGETHER.

>> Jon: BOY, YOU'RE NOT KIDDING.

>> YEAH, THAT AND THE HUGEGUN COLLECTION.

>> Jon: JASON, I REALLY DON'TTHINK THE IRAQI PEOPLE WILL FALL

FOR THIS. IT'S NOT... >> HEY, EVERYONE, I'M BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WOW.

>> YES, I'M HERE TO SAVE YOU,AND THEN IMPRISON AND TORTURE

YOU.

>> Jon: SADDAM HUSSEIN ISBACK, EVERYONE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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