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Stephen Colbert has brought irony to the troops via the art of the crew cut. The New York Times reports that Stephen Colbert is taping four episodes of his show, The Colbert Report, in Iraq this week. The Iraqi episodes have been dubbed “Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando,” and feature cameos by the shockingly famous, such as President Obama, Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the US troops in Iraq, and Iraq's deputy prime minister. The shows will send up America's fleeting attention span when it comes to Iraq, and they come complete with haircut: during Colbert's performance in front of the troops on Sunday, Gen. Odierno gave Colbert a crew cut by order of the president.