Jon Stewart on Osama bin Laden

Like most talk show hosts, Jon Stewart used Monday to express pleasure over the death of Osama bin Laden. He started his show discussing it, making his usual cracks, but he got serious. While admiting he couldn’t be rational about bin Laden’s death, he made some very good points about what it all means:

[Sunday] night was a good night; for me, and not just for New York or DC or America, but for human people. The face of the Arab world in America’s eyes for too long has been bin Laden; and now it is not. Now the face is only the young people in Egypt and Tunisia and all the Middle Eastern countries were freedom rises up. Al-Qaeda’s opportunity is gone.

Well said.

Here is video of the segment.

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