When all you have is a hammer…

Jon Stewart nails, in a moment of vulnerable candour, why the US wages so-called “humanitarian” war despite the fact that it has always proven utterly counterproductive. At 11:50:

Jon Stewart: It is heartbreaking, because you see, what these children want, and what these people want is to just live in peace without having this imposed on them, and I think we don’t know what to do to help. You know, there are passages in the book about the United States, uh, and uh, we come out great [smiles sarcastically at audience] but there, there is, you know, there are attacks in Swat and in those areas with drones and talk about a man, a CIA, uh, agent, who shot two men in Lahore, uh, Raymond, uh..

Malala Yousafzai: Davis.

Jon Stewart: Davis. And this is, is…I think we have a common want, and desire, but perhaps are not accomplishing it in the manner that shows the people how we, how we feel, but it’s, in some ways, we don’t know what else to do.

And this is the problem. Because they don’t know what to do, they do the only thing they know how to do; wage war.


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