American satirist Jon Stewart has mocked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for "misleading" the United Nations about Iran's progress in developing nuclear weapons.
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On Tuesday night’s "The Daily Show," Stewart drew attention to the perceived gap between Netanyahu's 2012 claim before the United Nations General Assembly that Iran was months away from developing a nuclear bomb, and the recently leaked intelligence cables in which Mossad officials stated – just a month after Netanyahu's UN speech – that “Iran at this stage is not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons.”
Stewart quipped: “At a certain point, I think we should think about getting him a tutor [...] Are you implying that the cartoon bomb drawing may be inaccurate?” Netanyahu famously held up a drawing of a bomb to accentuate his warning during the 2012 speech.
“We might all be just a little better off if the exaggerations about covering a war get less attention than the exaggerations that get us into so many of them,” Stewart lamented.
Watch the full clip below (skip to the 5:55 minute mark):