Jon Stewart Demonstrates Why Dick Cheney Should Be In Prison For Treason (VIDEO)

Dick Cheney has repeatedly claimed that President Obama is making Iran a greater threat to America by initiating diplomatic talks, but Jon Stewart demonstrated who really transformed Iran into a world threat.

The answer, of course, is Dick Cheney.

During his show on Thursday, the “Daily Show” host sought to discover who the real threat to America has been all along, so he put on his sleuthing cap and got on the case. Stewart was driven to do this after hearing Cheney claim that President Obama is leaving a burden for the next person who occupies the White House.

“I can’t think of more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama’s creating here,” Cheney said on right-wing radio last week in response to the president’s thus far successful diplomatic talks with Iran.

“Really?” Stewart asked. “You can’t think of an administration that left a more terrible burden?”

Meanwhile, a picture of Bush and Cheney appeared and grew larger as Stewart urged Cheney to use his small brain and think hard before answering.

Stewart then nailed Cheney as a hypocrite and as the true threat to America by exposing the former vice president’s efforts to do business with Iran, all while using a balloon with a frowny face to stand in for the war criminal.

“You, sir, were arguing for the United States to lift sanctions on Iran, so that your company, Halliburton, could get contracts with this radical regime. Contracts worth millions of dollars. And pardon me if I am impugning your character, but what would you make of a man whose final act in the business world, before joining the American government as Vice President, would be to enter into contracts with the number one state sponsor of terror, just before leaving to become Bush’s running mate — contracts that were only legal because you did them through a foreign subsidiary.”

Stewart’s dressing down of Cheney didn’t end there. He slammed Cheney and the Bush Administration for allowing Iran to expand their centrifuge program by 20 times the number they had when Bush and Cheney first took office. Plus, there was that whole Iraq war blunder they lied America into, thus handing Iran more power in the region than it ever had previously. In fact, Stewart pointed out that Cheney supported pro-Iran candidate Nouri al-Maliki for prime minister of Iraq.

“Once you were in office, in gratitude for Iran’s money, you hand Iran the greatest prize of all: Iraq,” Stewart concluded. “Isn’t it you, sir, who are the double-agent determined to bring America down? Isn’t it you?”

Here’s the video via Comedy Central:

Talk about leaving a burden for the next president. Bush and Cheney left a disaster for President Obama to clean up. Our respect among the international community was in the toilet. Our economy was nearly left in ruins. And the Bush/Cheney Middle East playbook put Iran several steps closer to developing a nuclear weapon and gave them more power in the region than ever before. But thanks to President Obama and his willingness to slap sanctions on Iran and his focus on finding diplomatic solutions, it appears that Iran’s nuclear capabilities will be heavily restricted.

The fact is that Cheney is a war criminal and a traitor to this country who only cares about himself. He not only tried to do business with Iran, he orchestrated Iran’s rise to power in the Middle East. If anything, Jon Stewart has demonstrated why Cheney belongs in a cell on Guantanamo Bay instead of living free in this country to unfairly and hypocritically criticize the president who is cleaning up the mess he made in the name of profit.