Jon Stewart Slams Dick Cheney As “The Wilford Brimely Of Torture”

Fatimah Mazhar
Jon Stewart brilliantly destroys George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

Jon Stewart on Monday slammed former Vice-President Dick Cheney and previous Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld for defending their “twisted legacy” of torture while their boss – George Bush – was busy painting portraits.

Cheney was the subject of much criticism in March when he revealed he didn’t regret the use of the enhanced interrogation techniques, like waterboarding, used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He added he would "do it all over again” if given the chance.

Addressing the controversial statement, The Daily Show host remarked that Cheney was endorsing the torturous technique the same way actor Wilford Brimely used to advertise the Quaker Oats during 1980s and 1990s.

"Hi, this is Dick Cheney for waterboarding," Stewart said in a Brimley-like gruffly voice, adding, "It's the right thing to do."

The comedian also criticized Rumsfeld for being entirely unapologetic about his poor decisions during the Bush administration in a new Errol Morris documentary called The Unknown Known.

Later, Stewart turned his guns to George Bush himself, saying it would’ve been a lot better for the world had the man chosen art over politics years ago.

Watch Jon Stewart’s tirade against the former top U.S. officials in the videos below: