May 3rd, 2011
09:36 AM ET
One day after President Obama announced Osama bin Laden's death, Jon Stewart was still rejoicing.
"Yes, we shouldn't have killed him," the "Daily Show" host told his audience Monday. "Now the terrorists are going to want to attack us. But you know what, even when they do, you know who won't see it? Bin Laden. Because we shot out his eyes, and now he lives in a pineapple under the sea."
The New Yorker also joked that bin Laden didn't know his days were numbered.
"Believe me, he wasn't expecting it. You know he was living in some staid and upscale Pakistani suburb for some time when we got him. You know this guy's out there preaching suicide bombing and jihad pretending he's Gandalf wandering the frontier, all the while he's living like one of the housewives of Orange County," he said.
Stewart then turned serious and noted that bin Laden hurt the image of Arabs throughout the world and that his death was a major hit to al Qaeda.
"Can they still do damage? I'm sure," he said. "But we're back, baby."
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