Letterman on Syria: ‘Now Obama Can Start a War the Next President Will be Stuck With’

David Letterman took a comedic swipe at George W. Bush and Barack Obama Wednesday.

Talking about what appears to be a looming American strike on Syria, the CBS Late Show host said, “It's going to be kind of an enjoyable switch for Obama. Now he can start a war that the next president will be stuck with” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

DAVID LETTERMAN: Well, U.S. warships are heading towards Syria. Oh my God. It's going to be kind of an enjoyable switch for Obama. Now he can start a war that the next president will be stuck with. So it's a little bit of a change-up there.

[Applause]

They're saying now that the war against Syria will last no more than two days. [Laughter] They're saying, that’s what they're saying. It's going to be a two-day war. Well, you know what that means - we’ll be there another ten years. Another ten years.

Is that possible?

Did David Letterman actually question the veracity of Barack Obama?

Will wonders never cease?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.