I suggest that the star of the show, Talib al-Sudani, is libertarian at heart because of this quote from the article in The Seattle Times:
"I don't support this government. I don't support any government," he said.
The "newsman's" name is Saaeed and he's got a knack for topical humor:
In the next day's episode, Saaed joyfully announces that the Americans are finally leaving Iraq. Referring to the U.S. secretary of defense, Saaed, sitting behind his news desk, says: "Rums bin Feld said the American forces are leaving on 1-1," referring to Jan. 1.
He's giddy, raising his arms in the air. Then he realizes he's made a mistake. The soldiers are leaving one by one, not on 1-1. He computes in his head what leaving one by one means and announces that the soldiers will be gone in 694 years. He starts to cry; Iraqis watching the show howl.