STEWART: …When you talk to them, do you feel like, when he says the crazy things that he says–and he says crazy things–is he playing to his base? Is this just a politician? Because, wasn’t that the mistake we made with Saddam Hussein? His braggadocio, his all those things, were of necessity, because he has to play to this base. Are we misinterpreting their belligerence, and thinking it’s baiting us into a war, when it’s just a way to stay in power?

WILLIAMS: Well, that’s exactly what it is.