Been There, Won That - David Petraeus

  • Aired:  09/09/10
  •  | Views: 28,410

David Petraeus publicly applauds the troops and presents the Colbert Nation with a US Army commendation and pin. (3:27)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

I WANT THE THANK SENATOR JIM

WEBB AND JOHN LEGEND, WHO WILL

BE OUT HERE IN A MOMENT.

OF COURSE, I HAVE TO THANK THE

SEXY, DANCING HOT DOG.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

THANK YOU.

TO REALLY STICK IT TO AL QAEDA,

I MADE SURE HE WAS A KOSHER HOT

DOG.

[LAUGHTER]

DON'T ASK ME HOW.

BUT HE USED TO BE A FOOT LONG.

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, THERE IS ONE PERSON WHO

DIDN'T SHOW HERE TO HONOR THE

TROOPS TONIGHT, GENERAL DAVID

PETRAEUS.

I THOUGHT HE SUPPORTED THE

TROOPS.

I'M SURPRISED.

NOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING,

STEPHEN, YOU PLAY CALL OF DUTY.

HOW WOULD YOU WIN THE AFGHAN

WAR.

>> EXCUSE ME.

>> Stephen: JIMMY, WHAT'S

THAT?

WHAT IS HAPPENING.

GENERAL PETRAEUS, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US LIVE VIA SATELLITE

FROM AFGHANISTAN.

>> ACTUALLY, STEPHEN, I'M A

LITTLE TIED UP RIGHT NOW AS THE

COMMANDER OF THE 135,000

AMERICAN AND COALITION TROOPERS

HERE IN AFGHANISTAN, SO WE TAPED

THIS A MONTH AGO.

>> Stephen: NO, IT'S LIVE,

REMEMBER.

>> WELL, STEPHEN, FIRST I WANT

TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE

TROOPERS IN YOUR AUDIENCE AND

WATCHING AROUND THE WORLD THAT

SERVED IN IRAQ.

>> Stephen: TOO LATE.

I ALREADY DID IT.

>> IT WAS GREAT PRIVILEGE TO

SOLDIER WITH MANY OF THEM DURING

MY OWN TOURS IN IRAQ, AND I WANT

TO PUBLICLY APPLAUD WHAT THEY

HAVE DONE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND

FOR IRAQ.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

STIPE STEEP ALL --

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

PLEASE, SIR, GO ON.

>> STEPHEN, I WANT THE THANK ALL

THE CITIZENS FOR COLBERT NATION

FOR ALL THIS YOU HAVE DONE FOR

OUR SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN,

MARINES AND COAST GUARD MEN OVER

THE YEARS.

>> Stephen: TALKING ABOUT YOU,

NATION.

>> WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL TO YOU

FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.

TODAY ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY

OF THE ARMY, THE CHIEF OF STAFF

OF THE ARMY AND ALL OF THE

TROOPERS CURRENTLY SERVING IN

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, I WANT TO

PRESENT TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF

COAL BARE NATION A U.S. ARMY

COMMENDATION AND THE ARMY PIN.

>> Stephen: HOLY COW!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: LOOK AT THAT.

THAT'S FOR YOU, NATION.

THERE YOU GO, MAJOR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

WOW.

>> FINALLY, THANKS AGAIN FOR THE

THE SHOW YOU DID IN IRAQ LAST

YEAR.

>> Stephen: NO PROBLEM.

>> OUR TROOPERS CAN'T WAIT TO

SEE YOU OUT HERE IN AFGHANISTAN.

BY THE WAY, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE

DON'T HAVE A CUSTOM OUT HERE OF

COMMANDERS SHAVING HEADS, SO

DON'T LET THE FEAR OF A RAZOR

KEEP YOU AWAY.

>> Stephen: SIR, I GUARANTEE

YOU THAT'S NOT THE FEAR THAT'S

KEEPING ME AWAY.

>> THANKS AGAIN.

GO NAVY, AIR POWER, AND HOO-RAH

FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU, SIR.

COLBERT NATION, YOU CAN GET YOUR

COMMENDATION BY GOING TO

COLBERTNATION.COM AND PRINTING

OUT YOUR OWN COPY.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE IT SIGNED BY

THE GENERAL HIMSELF, JUST HEAD

OVER TO YOUR LOCAL RECRUITMENT

OFFICE AND THEY'LL SET YOU UP

WITH FREE AIR FARE

Loading...