US soldiers are lampooned, policemen are shown as buffoons and Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is irreverently cheered by penguins... Iraqis are turning more and more to You Tube to express their dark-edged humour.
The main butt of send-ups posted by Iraqis on the popular Internet video site is, as one might expect, the US military.
With around 160,000 troopers scattered across the country there is clearly no dearth of subjects -- nor lack of innovative video makers.
One video shows a large-mouthed soldier repeating Arabic phrases told to him by a group of locals.
"Bring us back to our family, bring us home. Bring us some bread, any bread, hot or cold," he says, seemingly unaware of what he is repeating.
"The salary is not that good either," he adds as the camera zooms closely onto his face.
Another video shows a group of Iraqi soldiers speaking to a female American trooper, who clearly knows a smattering of Arabic.
They ask her name, and she replies "Sarah." They ask her questions and she replies in Arabic. She is from Alabama -- she does not like New York.
The walkie-talkie strapped near her shoulder crackles and she bends her head towards it to answer.
She speaks for a minute or two, bending her head forward each time she answers.
"Shaar (hair)," the soldiers say suggestively, enticing her to break out into a sensual Iraqi dance during which unveiled women throw their heads forward to send their hair flying upwards.
Many videos show male US soldiers dancing clumsily with their Iraqi counterparts or with people in the streets.
One hilarious minute-long segment captures an American military policeman, complete with flak jacket and weapon, spinning round and round while a group of Iraqi policemen cheer him on.