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Jon Stewart Slams Obama for Drone Hypocrisy

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart went after the Obama administration last night for the lack of transparency about its drone policy. Stewart pointed out that the administration has refused to release legal memos about its policy, but has eagerly released documents pertaining to controversial polices from the Bush administration: “We’re happy to share irrelevant information with the public. We told you we were going to be transparent. We just didn’t tell you it was going to be about the last guy’s secrets.”

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