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Jon Stewart to Samantha Power: ISIS Rhetoric Doesn't Match Actions

By    |   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 06:19 AM

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart challenged U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power on Tuesday as to why the United States has labeled the Islamic State (ISIS) an "existential threat," but doesn't take tougher action.

"It seems like we would do more," Stewart said. "If you want to say to a country or to the world, this is a threat to the world's existence, but nobody's going to put ground troops in, and we're just going to lob some strategic bombs, [it] seems like a strange correlation."

Power hedged, saying the U.S. has a coalition of partners, including Arab nations, but that there are "delicate sectarian dynamics at work."

"Because if everybody agrees that this is a threat, why does it take U.S. leadership?" Stewart asked. "And why do we have to bear the burden of that? And why is it when the president said this is an existential threat, so, you know, we're on it ... The rhetoric doesn't seem to match the reality in some respects."

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"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart challenged U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power on Tuesday as to why the United States has labeled the Islamic State an existential threat, but doesn't take tougher action.
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