On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
With the holidays (read: apocalypse) approaching, the late-night shows went light on political humor and heavy on sneezing monkeys last night. Jimmy Fallon did riff off the photo making the rounds of President Obama playing with a staffer's son, who is dressed as Spider Man.
But for today's must-see moment, fast forward to 2:15 to see David Letterman point out the silver lining in today's impending apocalypse. It's been a good run, human race.