Hilarious Morning Clip: Colbert Ridicules Fox News 'Boots on the Ground' Inanity

Colbert went to town Thursday night on the whole oft-repeated phrase "boots on the ground" when it comes to the war on Iraq. Obama has repeatedly said that the U.S. will have "no boots on the ground," but Colbert wonders about the 1200 troops that are already there. "Do they not have boots?"

The comedian's confusion is understandable. The folks over at Fox News are completely befuddled. They brought a specialist in to discuss just what kinds of boots soldiers wear when they are on the ground. Unless, as Shep Smith pointed out, "they are riding on some sort of Michael J. Fox 'hoverboard.'"

Well, are they? Colbert wondered.

The absurdity of Fox's obsession with boots really has to be watched to believed, and Colbert's extension of the whole shoe metaphor is an outright laugh riot.


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