Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Jon Stewart wants to know why the CIA is recruiting former Wall Street bankers.
According to Reuters, the CIA recently “held interviews on June 22 at a secret location in New York” after posting ads targeting laid off Wall Street workers.
“Economics, finance and business professionals, if the quest for the bottom line is just not enough for you, the Central Intelligence Agency has a mission like no other,” a radio ad announced about the openings. “Join CIA’s directorate of intelligence and be a part of our global mission as an economic or financial analyst. Make a difference in your career and for your nation.”
Stewart joked, “The CIA specializes in taking calm, stable countries and causing them to collapse, why would they want people who ran…”
“Brilliant,” Stewart applauded after a short pause.
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast June 29, 2009.