Colbert broadcasts from Iraq

The comedian takes his show overseas, and President Obama gets involved


Alex Koppelman
June 9, 2009 5:35PM (UTC)

Stephen Colbert's all over the place lately. When he's not guest-editing Newsweek, he's taking his show to Iraq and comparing Gen. Ray Odierno, the commander of U.S. forces there, to Shrek. To his face.

And because Colbert can't do anything without pretending that he's more involved than he really is, he's making himself out to be a soldier during his time in Iraq. That's fine, up to a point, but it also leads to some unexpected orders from President Obama himself. Video below. 

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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