'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart slammed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their constant criticism of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the UN (video below).
Both senators have attacked Rice for statements that she made about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya and have suggested they would block her possible nomination for Secretary of State.
Stewart reminded his viewers that Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham falsely claimed that Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Stewart said: “Unfortunately, that’s not really a fair one-to-one comparison, because Susan Rice admitted to the error within week, these two still refuse to acknowledge that invading a country based on information from a source named ‘curveball’ was actually considered a pretty shitty idea by many at the time."
Stewart also played a clip of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggesting that Iraq was trying to build a nuclear weapon and clips of the two senators defending her.
“If only we had a more direct comparison to make here. Like another high-ranking government official passing what they knew at the time was misleading intelligence to the American public on a Sunday news show, also in line to become secretary of state, and was African-American, and a woman, and lets say her name was also Rice. That’d be something.”