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By Dan Froomkin
9:12 AM ET, 02/ 6/2009


Jon Stewart listens to former vice president Dick Cheney's interview with Politico.

"It's nice to see that even in retirement, Dick Cheney is still making time to scare the [bleep] out of people. So many people retire and stop doing the thing they love. Not him," Stewart says.

Stewart then plays a clip from the interview, in which Cheney says of the possible release of detainees from Guantamo: "If you turn 'em loose and they kill more Americans, who's responsible for that?"

Stewart responds: "Ooh, I have a question. Um, what if we're hit again by a guy who's really sad 'cause his whole family was killed in Iraq? Who's responsible for that? Or, what if someone got pissed off at us 'cause his brother was potato-sacked and bound and kept in a cage without a lawyer for seven years on an island in the Caribbean? Who's responsible for that? Or, if al Qaeda, on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, had time to reconstitute and devise another attack because we pulled all our resources into invading a country that had nothing to do with 9/11? Who's responsible for that?"

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