We get inundated by the news sometimes. It’s hard to stop and reflect and get a handle on why things are the way they are, especially in troublesome places like Iraq and the Middle East.

It’s at these times we should turn to people smarter than ourselves to put it all in perspective, to show us the big picture, so that we can gain a deeper understanding of our world and the problems we face.

So why are things the way they are in the Middle East? Here’s Jon Stewart to tell us:

Daily Show: Three Generations of “America to the Rescue”