Yesterday was four years since George W. Bush stood up and said that the war was over. In a move that surely even he wishes he hadn't made now, he proclaimed that the military activities of Iraq were over. He declared that America and its allies had been successful in their campaign to liberate Iraq. It is hard to say how much of this is publicity stunt and how much of this is a lack of understanding of the real situation on the ground by Bush and his office. While it was later stated that the banner that read "Mission Accomplished" had been placed by someone outside of the presidents office, the banner itself was not the loudest message proclaiming victory.