Nation Building in America

  • Aired:  06/23/11
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President Obama wants to focus on nation building a country with crumbling infrastructure and a barely functioning democracy. (1:35)

SO WAKE THE KIDS AND ASK

THEM WHO JACK WHITE IS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: BUT FIRST,

AFGHANISTAN.

LAST NIGHT THE PRESIDENT

ADDRESSED THE NATION FROM

THE EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE

HOUSE, OR AS IT'S BEEN

OFFICIALLY RENAMED,THE I

KILLED BIN LADEN ROOM.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: PERSONALLY I

THOUGHT IT WAS IN POOR TASTE

FOR THEM TO PUT UP THE

CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: ANYWAY, YOU'VE

ALL HEARD THE HEADLINES.

HE HAS ORDERED A WITHDRAWAL

FROM AFGHANISTAN WHICH MEANS

OBAMA'S A COWARD FOR

LEAVING.

OR FOR NOT LEAVING SOONER.

I FORGET WHICH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: BUT THE REAL

SHOCKER, FOLKS, WAS WHERE HE

IS WASTING OUR BLOOD AND

TREASURE NEXT.

>> AMERICA, IT IS TIME TO

FOCUS ON NATION BUILDING

HERE AT HOME.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: WE TRIED NATION

BUILDING IN AFGHANISTAN.

IT TOOK US TEN YEARS TO GET

OUT.

DO WE REALLY WANT TO GET

SUCKED INTO ANOTHER QUAGMIRE?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: I MEAN THINK OF

THE CHALLENGES.

IF THE COUNTRY WAS CRUMBLING

INFRASTRUCTURE, IT BARELY

FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY, LARGE

AREAS COMPLETELY BEYOND THE

GOVERNMENT'S CONTROL, AND

WITH A POPULATION OF POORLY

EDUCATED-- HEAVILY ARMED

RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS WHO

HATE THEIR GOVERNMENT, AND I

DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

DESCRIBE THE STOMACH

CHURNING HUMAN-RIGHTS ABUSES.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: SO PLEASE,

PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU TRY

NATION BUILDING HERE,

MR. PRESIDENT.

BECAUSE IF YOU BREAK IT, YOU

BOUGHT IT.

AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE

AMERICA BECOME AMERICA'S

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