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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 12:54 PM
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14. It's cool...Here's the part I'm waiting to see again...

JON STEWART: You know, one of the things that I do think government counts on is that people are busy. And it's very difficult to mobilize a busy and relatively affluent country, unless it's over really crucial-- you know, foundational issues. That come sort of sort of a tipping point.

BILL MOYERS: War? War?

JON STEWART: But war that hasn't affected us here, in the way that you would imagine a five-year war would affect a country. I think that's why they're so really here's the disconnect. It's sort of this odd and I've always had this problem with the rationality of it. That the President says, "We are in the fight for a way of life. This is the greatest battle of our generation, and of the generations to come. "And, so what I'm going to do is you know, Iraq has to be won, or our way of life ends, and our children and our children's children all suffer. So, what I'm gonna do is send 10,000 more troops to Baghdad."

So, there's a disconnect there between you're telling me this is fight of our generation, and you're going to increase troops by 10 percent. And that's gonna do it. I'm sure what he would like to do is send 400,000 more troops there, but he can't, because he doesn't have them. And the way to get that would be to institute a draft. And the minute you do that, suddenly the country's not so damn busy anymore. And then they really fight back, and then the whole thing falls apart. So, they have a really delicate balance to walk between keeping us relatively fearful, but not so fearful that we stop what we're doing and really examine how it is that they've been waging this.



http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04272007/transcript1....
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  -VIDEO- Bill Moyer's Journal with Jon Stewart and Josh Marshall! View online! OmmmSweetOmmm  Apr-28-07 11:34 AM   #0 
  - This was an excellent show! Jon Stewart showed me a different side of himself  irkthesmirk   Apr-28-07 11:38 AM   #1 
  - The comment that Jon made the other day to McCain blew me away with its  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-28-07 12:02 PM   #4 
  - K&R  Monkeyman   Apr-28-07 11:42 AM   #2 
  - Thanks - Because of Fundraisiing Next Week  otohara   Apr-28-07 11:42 AM   #3 
  - Your welcome! I don't know when it is going to be re-aired but there are usually  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-28-07 12:04 PM   #5 
  - Jon's deep patriotism was revealed  grasswire   Apr-28-07 12:04 PM   #6 
  - Watched it when it aired -  irish.lambchop   Apr-28-07 12:08 PM   #7 
  - Jon Stewart was totally awesome. He was simple and straightforward and  MasonJar   Apr-28-07 12:16 PM   #8 
  - Was great.  applegrove   Apr-28-07 12:31 PM   #9 
  - I still see just the preview...is the full version up yet?  Junkdrawer   Apr-28-07 12:38 PM   #10 
  - I can't find the full version, either  eleny   Apr-28-07 12:45 PM   #11 
  - Nevermind  Forkboy   Apr-28-07 12:49 PM   #12 
  - I am sooo sorry! I thought the whole interview was there. It does say watch for the full video today  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-28-07 12:49 PM   #13 
     - It's cool...Here's the part I'm waiting to see again...  Junkdrawer   Apr-28-07 12:54 PM   #14 
        - And that was Brilliant. eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-28-07 01:29 PM   #15 
  - This show did rock!  Uncle Joe   Apr-28-07 01:32 PM   #16 
  - I've always liked him, but my respect for Stewart skyrocketed last night  Rob H.   Apr-28-07 02:46 PM   #17 
 

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