The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 51

Ali Allawi

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Apr 18, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Ali Allawi
Tonight, former Minister of Trade, Defense, & later Finance in the Interim Iraq Governing Council, Ali Allawi, who is also promoting his new book, The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace.

Jon begins tonight's show with "Mess O'Potamia", where amid one of the bloodiest days in Iraq, 6 Shiite cabinet ministers resigned because Prime Minister al-Maliki will not set a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal. Also, Jon looks at Bush's new war czar position, which has been created to apparently cut through all the federal bureaucracy bogging down the Iraq War. Since the position has been rejected by 5 generals that have been asked to fill the spot, the White House is changing the name from "war czar" to "execution manager". Finally, Senior Financial Correspondent John Oliver talks with Jon about the contradictions plaguing the U.S. economy as the stock market hits an all time high, but the dollar has reduced in value by half as $1 now equals 2 British pounds.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • QUOTES (1)

      • Jon Stewart:(to Ali Allawi, regarding his new book) I wish you'd printed it before we went to war. It really might have helped.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Stephen Colbert: (to Bobby, his stage manager) I offer you a once in a lifetime chance to play Spinderella to my Pepa...

        Spinderella and Pepa are members of the rap act Salt-n-Pepa.

        Stephen Colbert: Why don't you do that Vanilla!

        This is a reference to the rap singer Vanilla Ice - now a term of derision in the music world.

      • Jon Stewart: Well friends we got trouble, right here in Sadr City and that starts with a capital S and that rhymes with mess and . . . that's kind of what we have.

        This is parody of a song from the classic Broadway show and movie The Music Man in which Harold Hill warns parents that a billiard parlor will corrupt their children. One line from the song is, "We got trouble, right here in River City, with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool."

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