Jon Stewart Rips Into GOP for Derailing Historic Iran Agreement


The much-heralded historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the U.S. has come to a standstill, to the surprise of pretty much no one. The deal, which would relieve Iran from the crippling sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe as long as it severely restricts its nuclear capabilities and agrees to rigorous inspections, was hammered out over weeks of negotiations. But once Israel and congressional Republicans got involved, all bets were off.

As Jon Stewart put it, “Saying ‘the agreement could be derailed by congressional Republicans’ is like the political version of saying ‘in bed’ after reading a fortune cookie.” At this point, it’s just a punchline.

Check out the full clip, which includes such choice GOP quotes as “You don’t negotiate with bullies; you punch ‘em in the face,” below.  

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