Friday, May 1, 2009

Jon Stewart apologizes for calling Harry Truman 'a war criminal'

Posted By on Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Last night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart admitted that calling President Harry Truman "a war criminal" "was a stupid thing to say."

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Harry Truman Was Not a War Criminal
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The night before, Stewart made the comment when discussing torture with Cliff May, president of The Foundation for Defense of Democracies. May asked Stewart if Truman was a

war criminal for using the atomic bomb. "Yes," Stewart responded. Here's the video (and it comes at the 5:50 mark):

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Local blogger Nick Sloan has a good defense of Truman's decision.

Last night, Stewart came to his senses. Apology accepted, Jon.

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