The Current | Dec 27, 2011 | 22:00
In 2003 George W. Bush went on television and declared war on Iraq. As bombs rained down on Baghdad, reporters decked out in fatigues and flack jackets embedded themselves with the American military. But, as the insurgency grinded on, the Iraq story faded from the headlines. And when President Obama declared that war had ended earlier this month, the news it made can only be described as a whimper.