How You Can Use The Daily Show To Improve Your Life

From Holden:

Television’s only news program is a big hit at the World Bank.

In a sign of the antipathy toward Wolfowitz at the World Bank’s headquarters, staffers last week were e-mailing each other a video clip in which the Pentagon official was skewered on “The Daily Show,” the satiric news program, for having miscalculated the problems involved in rebuilding Iraq.

The clip showed Wolfowitz telling a congressional panel, “It’s hard to conceive that it would take more forces to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq than it would take to conduct the war itself,” and “The oil revenue of that country could bring between 50 and 100 billion dollars over the course of the next two or three years. We’re dealing with a country that could really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” The show’s host, Jon Stewart, hooted, “[Bleeped] that one up, too!”