President Obama's speech Monday didn't do much to answer Stewart's questions about the mission, and, on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Stewart mocked Obama's claim that the U.S. is de-escalating its role in the conflict by turning over authority to NATO.
"So there is an exit strategy. We turned over the mission to NATO! Man, I feel bad for whoever the sucker is that's the main driving force financially and weapon-wise in that organization, because those guys are ... wait a minute. We're NATO!"
"That's like Beyoncé saying she's ceding control to Sasha Fierce," Stewart said, becoming so excited by his analogy that he spit on his own chin.
Actually, Stewart might not be fully aware of the ramifications of the analogy: In 2010 Beyoncé officially "killed" alter-ego Sasha Fierce!