The general arrives at a far flung out post in Iraq for an inspecting and the corporal assigned to the task shows the general the camp.
"That's the men's living quarters over there, Sir. The large building to the right is the armory, the building to left is this officers mess, the smaller buildings are the latrines" explains the corporal.
"Very good, corporal but what's that building behind the latrines?"
"Oh that sir is where we keep the camel."
"What on earth is that for?" asks the general.
"Well you know, it can get a bit lonely out here. No women you see. Some of the men use it for sex."
The general looks a bit shocked but doesn't say anything. Later that night the corporal is called to the generals' tent.
"The ah um camel, is it available tonight, corporal?"
"Well, yes it is sir. Would you like to use it, sir?"
"Yes I think I will. I don't want the troops to think I won't do what they have to do corporal, not good for morale you know. Can you organize the steps?"
The corporal shows the general to the tent and finds the steps. The general positions the steps behind the camel, pulls down his pants and gives the camel a good hard shag. After he is finished he climbs down the steps, pulls up his pants and asks the corporal.
"You know corporal that wasn't as bad as I expected. Quite good in fact. What do the other men think?"
"Well the other men use it to get into town to shag a whore!" says the corporal.