This episode marks the 9th time Senator McCain has appeared on the show, more than any other guest in the history of the show.
John McCain: Bill Russell, a famous philosopher of the Boston Celtics once said, "When things go bad things go bad." The war was terribly mismanaged. It was terribly mismanaged.
Jon Stewart: But let them be honest with us. Why attack people that question that?
John McCain: We are where we are now. We are where we are now. And then the question is can we give this strategy a chance, and I'm emphasizing a chance to succeed, with a great general?
Jon Stewart: Why should we? Why?
John McCain: Because the consequences of failure are enormous.
Jon Stewart: If the architects that built a house without any doors or windows don't admit that that's the house they built and continue to say "No, it's your fault" for not being able to see into it, then I don't understand how we're supposed to move forward?
John McCain: I was the most severe critic of that architect for the nearly four years that we employed a failed and flawed strategy that's caused us to sacrifice so much. And so I think now, give us a chance.
Jon Stewart: (to John McCain) Tonight, you and I go mano-e-somewhat-less-of-a-mano.
(referring to McCain's trip to a safe Baghdad market)
John McCain: I had something really picked out for you too, it's a nice little IED to put under your desk.
Jon Stewart: That's very lovely of you, thank you. That's why we have the dogs here.
Moment of Zen: Two clips showing second term President Bush talking about not having a timetable for the war & than first term Bush telling Saddam he has 48 hours to leave Iraq.
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