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.
The Colbert ReportS5 Exclusive - Stephen Strong - Army of Me - Basic Training Pt. 1
Stephen worried that his drill sergeant would be mean like the ones in the movies.
The Colbert ReportS5 The Word - Why Are You Here?
You will all want to remember where you were when you heard Stephen declare victory in Iraq.
The Colbert ReportS5 Obama Orders Stephen's Haircut - Ray Odierno
Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen's head.
The Colbert ReportS5 Exclusive - Stephen Strong - Army of Me - Basic Training Pt. 2
Taking care of basic needs is hard in the army.
The Colbert ReportS5 In the Field - Stephen Strong - Army of Me - Basic Training
During his military enlistment, Stephen insists on no special treatment and finds a way to connect with a strict drill sergeant.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - S.H.
The initials carved into the ceiling and pillars of the Water Palace shouldn't stand for Saddam Hussein anymore.
The Colbert ReportS5 Stephen Strong - Army of Me - Basic Training Pt. 2
As much as Stephen doesn't want to admit it, it's time for him to graduate from basic training.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - Bill Clinton & AMP Energy
Bill Clinton works tirelessly to find a cure for Stephen Colbert, and the back of Stephen's head sells ad space for AMP Energy.
The Colbert ReportS5 Sign Off - Hi, Stephen's Mom
The troops say hello to their special ladies.
The Colbert ReportS5 Formidable Opponent - Don't Ask, Don't Tell
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.
The Colbert ReportS5 Tareq Salha & Robin Balcom
Specialist Tareq Salha and Sgt. Robin Balcom don't look anything like the soldiers from WWII movies.
The Colbert ReportS5 Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.
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.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - Tom Hanks Care Package
Joe Biden requests a favor, and Tom Hanks and Stephen figure out a way to ship puppies and ice cream to the troops.
The Colbert ReportS5 Sign Off - Head Rub
Stephen gets a head rub from a soldier in the audience.
The Colbert ReportS5 Admiral Crunch
Stephen identifies with strong military role models because he eats a lot of Admiral Crunch.
The Colbert ReportS5 Better Know a Cradle of Civilization - Barham Saleh
Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh explains how his PhD in oceanography helps him with politics in Iraq.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - Stephen's Spider Hole
Stephen demanded a room as good as the one Saddam had, so they gave him his own spider hole.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - Tip/Wag - Jim Webb, Home Lasers & KBR
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.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - Golf Club & George W. Bush's Greeting
Stephen pays homage to Bob Hope, and George W. Bush praises the troops for their courage and endurance.
The Colbert ReportS5 Operation Iraqi Stephen - Frank A. Grippe
Command Sergeant Major Frank A. Grippe orders his NCOs to do the "Hokey Pokey" and sing the Army song.
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