Stephen Colbert debates himself about the CIA torture report
Stephen Colbert kicked off the final week his show “The Colbert Report” with some serious déjà vu.
Stephen Colbert kicked off the final week his show "The Colbert Report" with some serious déjà vu.
In a segment called "Formidable Opponent," Colbert debates himself, this time, on an unfortunately familiar topic: torture.
"I looked it up, and you and I debated torturing detainees in the first month of this show more than nine years ago," said a blue-tie-wearing Colbert to his opponent, his red-tie-wearing self. This time around, blue-tie Colbert debates red-tie Colbert about why the CIA's reported "enhanced" questioning methods were torture. Red-tie Colbert, with a couple supporting sound bites from war expert Bill O'Reilly, just isn't buying it.
At the end, both Colberts agree that red-tie Colbert doesn't actually exist but instead is living in "The Idea of America" (a country that would never torture) rather than the actual America and, poof! He's gone.