The Colbert Report
Tareq Salha & Robin Balcom
Season 5 • 06/09/2009
Tareq Salha and Robin Balcom explain why they enlisted, and what they'll miss most about Iraq.
Stephen Strong - Army of Me - Basic Training Pt. 1The Colbert ReportS5
Stephen doesn't get any special treatment when he participates in 10 full hours of basic training.
Sign Off - New HaircutThe Colbert ReportS5
Stephen offers thanks to the U.S.O. for helping him get to Iraq and to General Ray Odierno for his new haircut.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - Mysterious TripThe Colbert ReportS5
It's not a hoax after all -- Stephen mysteriously makes his way to Baghdad, Iraq.
The Word - Why Are You Here?The Colbert ReportS5
You will all want to remember where you were when you heard Stephen declare victory in Iraq.
Obama Orders Stephen's Haircut - Ray OdiernoThe Colbert ReportS5
Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen's head.
Operation Iraqi Stephen - S.H.The Colbert ReportS5
The initials carved into the ceiling and pillars of the Water Palace shouldn't stand for Saddam Hussein anymore.
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.
Tareq Salha & Robin BalcomThe Colbert ReportS5
Specialist Tareq Salha and Sgt. Robin Balcom don't look anything like the soldiers from WWII movies.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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