Nation, it's officially go time.
Stephen Colbert has at long last been deployed to the Persian Gulf to embark on a weeklong USO tour dubbed Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando.
Beginning Monday, the Comedy Central pundit will be broadcasting a week's worth of Colbert Report's in front of roughly 450 U.S. troops, marking the first time in USO history a TV show has been produced in a combat zone.
"The USO counts this as military service, right? I might want to run for office some day," said Colbert, who arrived at Baghdad's Camp Victory this morning.