WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks Republicans' Endless Paranoia on Iran
Jon Stewart took a brief break from mocking the Donald on Wednesday night to turn his attention to the rest of the GOP field and their criticisms of Obama's recent Iran nuclear deal.
It was a hard-won negotiation that guaranteed Iran would stop its nuclear enrichment program in exchange for lifting of sanctions and an easing of trade restrictions.
According to the latest assessment by both the US and Israeli security services, there's no evidence Iran has a nuclear weapons program, only a civilian one. Nonetheless, even Obama's bellicose "peace deal," which involved "crippling sanctions," wasn't enough for the GOP field, which is desperate to look tougher on Iran than the other candidates, all of whom kept appealing to some vague "better deal."
"Just out of curiosity, what would this 'better deal' entail?" Stewart asked before he played a serious of bubbling clips of GOP posturing.
"A 'better deal' would be a deal in which Iran would not be able to acquire nuclear weapons," Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said. Stewart would mock turtle-American McConnell: "That's what we call... tautological... reasoning".
Indeed it is. A "better deal" would be "better" but what would that involve? What they don't want to say is that would involve all-out regime change, which the president was trying to avoid over the wishes of the American and Israeli right.
Watch the clip below: