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Friday, August 20, 2010

Colbert to honor troops returning from Iraq

Colbert to honor troops returning from Iraq

The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Aug 20, 2010 8:11:22 EDT

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is dusting off his camouflage suit.

The comedian will broadcast two special episodes of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” to celebrate the end of combat operations in Iraq and to honor returning troops.

On Sept. 8 and 9, the show will fill its audience with Iraq War veterans and active-duty service members. Others will be beamed in via satellite from Iraq, Afghanistan and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

“The Colbert Report,” which likes to parody over-the-top cable news graphics, is calling the episodes “Been There, Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape.”

Guests will include Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Jim Webb and the U.S. military commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Colbert Report: Bush keeping trauma vets in Iraq for their own sake

Colbert: Is the answer to the trauma of returning vets not to bring them home?
Mike Aivaz and Muriel Kane
Published: Wednesday September 19, 2007
Susan Sarandon appeared on Tuesday's Colbert Report to discuss her new film, In the Valley of Elah, which concerns a military cover-up of the murder of an Iraq War veteran

"I think it might start a dialogue about the fact that, actually, war changes you," said Sarandon. "There's a big disconnect between the politicized war and the actual war. ... All the guys who got us into this war never went to a war. They avoided a war, so they don't really have any idea what war means.

"They didn't avoid this war," objected Colbert. "They actively went after this war,"

"You're saying there's some trauma these people experience and they have to deal with that when they come home?" asked Colbert. "Isn't the answer, maybe, to not bring them home? I mean, the president has done his part in that regard."
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