The Colbert Report
Better Know a Cradle of Civilization - Barham Saleh
Season 5 • 06/10/2009
Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh is the Joe Biden of Iraq.
Tareq Salha & Robin BalcomThe Colbert ReportS5
Specialist Tareq Salha and Sgt. Robin Balcom don't look anything like the soldiers from WWII movies.
Stephen Strong - Army of Me - Basic Training Pt. 2The Colbert ReportS5
As much as Stephen doesn't want to admit it, it's time for him to graduate from basic training.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Bill Clinton & AMP EnergyThe Colbert ReportS5
Bill Clinton works tirelessly to find a cure for Stephen Colbert, and the back of Stephen's head sells ad space for AMP Energy.
Sign Off - Hi, Stephen's MomThe Colbert ReportS5
The troops say hello to their special ladies.
Formidable Opponent - Don't Ask, Don't TellThe Colbert ReportS5
George H.W. Bush remembers the stars of WWII, and Stephen stresses the importance of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy to Stephen.
Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.The Colbert ReportS5
Sarah Palin asks the troops to say hi to her son, Track, and Commanding General Charles H. Jacoby Jr. chooses his favorite soldier out of the 130,000.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Tom Hanks Care PackageThe Colbert ReportS5
Joe Biden requests a favor, and Tom Hanks and Stephen figure out a way to ship puppies and ice cream to the troops.
Sign Off - Head RubThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen gets a head rub from a soldier in the audience.
Admiral CrunchThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen identifies with strong military role models because he eats a lot of Admiral Crunch.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Stephen's Spider HoleThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen demanded a room as good as the one Saddam had, so they gave him his own spider hole.
Better Know a Cradle of Civilization - Barham SalehThe Colbert ReportS5
Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh explains how his PhD in oceanography helps him with politics in Iraq.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Tip/Wag - Jim Webb, Home Lasers & KBRThe Colbert ReportS5
Jim Webb's Marine background makes it difficult thank the Army, while Stephen tips his hat to a wrinkle-blasting laser and the contractors who built his set.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Golf Club & George W. Bush's GreetingThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen pays homage to Bob Hope, and George W. Bush praises the troops for their courage and endurance.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Frank A. GrippeThe Colbert ReportS5
Command Sergeant Major Frank A. Grippe orders his NCOs to do the "Hokey Pokey" and sing the Army song.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Sign Off - Honey, I'm Coming HomeThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen thanks his staff and says what he hopes all the troops can say soon: "Honey, I'm coming home."
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Fallback Position - Air Force ThunderbirdsThe Colbert ReportS5
It's going to take more than a series of eight-point rolls with the Air Force Thunderbirds to make Stephen throw up.
Warm Memories of IraqThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen used the time on his long flight back from Iraq to regrow his hair, and now it's as lustrous and thick as ever.
Austan GoolsbeeThe Colbert ReportS5
Austan Goolsbee believes Barack Obama's policies will fix the auto industry and put Americans in a very happy place.
Car Shout - GM & ChryslerThe Colbert ReportS5
On his radio show, "Car Shout," Stephen answers questions about Chrysler's merger with Fiat and the difference between cars and phones.
Intro - 6/15/09The Colbert ReportS5
Stephen gives advice to the next leader of North Korea, and asks Austan Goolsbee if his arm gets tired from throwing money at problems.
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