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Confirmed: Colbert Going to Iraq

‘Truthiness’ is going to Iraq, and it’s got an all-access pass. The US Army confirmed on Saturday that Comedy Central star and Bill O’Reilly parody Stephen Colbert will be in Iraq for a week to film episodes of television show The Colbert Report. Colbert’s trip—dubbed “Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando”—was organized by United Service Organizations (USO), which arranges entertainment for American soldiers overseas. According to the Army’s statement, Colbert has interviews with Army General Ray Odierno and Iraq Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh. For weeks, Colbert has been hyping his Middle Eastern sojourn on his nightly show, but the exact whereabouts of his destination and schedule were under wraps.