It happened quite quietly, not much fanfare.
Very unlike Operation Shock and Awe that these two, Genghiz Blair and Alaric Bushstarted in 2003.
The new kid on the block - on August 31 - got his boys home in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The boys will bring back such photographs for the family album, so they can tell their offspring "this was what Daddy did in the War".(It shows an American G.I. taking a photograph of a dead Mahdi fighter)
Never mind that they left behind such bloodshed, pillage, carnage, chaos, a raging civil war and almost complete destruction of the infrastructure of a nation that was historically and culturally more civilized than the upstart bullies of USA.
So 4,400 US invaders and over 100,000 Iraqi civilians died. In the eyes of Israel the lives of 10 Palestinians are at par with one Israeli Jew. In the case of Iraq, one dead G.I. is worth 22-23 dead civilians.
And yet they are frothing at the mouth about the construction of a Mosque and a community centre on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.
This is not the end. The terrorisation of the Muslim world still goes on in Afghanistan and new ones will probably happen in Iran, Yemen or Sudan? It is but one chapter in the long-running saga of American Imperialism.