Over-the-top black comedy lampoons American wartime operations in Iraq. Hauser (Cusack) is a hitman sent to Turaquistan, a fictional country occupied by U.S. troops and run by an American corporation called Tamerlane, to assassinate a Middle Eastern oil barren named Omar Sharif (not actually played by Omar Sharif, of course). While there he falls for a reporter (Tomei), who mistakes him for another money-hungry executive. Several prominent political figures are roasted, including Dan Akroyd's obvious take on Dick Cheney as an ex-veep and current head of Tamerlane, running the corporation while sitting on the toilet (literally). Still, it's a little too angry and smug to work, as it awkwardly pushes its self-important sermon amid the silly jokes.