I have been waiting patiently since this announcement was made one month ago for some kind of comment...
But with ash filling the skies on the day this story featured on page 8 of the ipaper...
... leaving a distinctly Iraq-shaped hole in Obama's first visit to the UK three days later.
The War on Terror, Axis of Evil and WMDs. More than 1 million people marched, and they did it anyway.
What have we learned?
So, a month ago, after nine years, my whole political lifetime, the British armed forces stepped off Iraqi soil for the final time.
Where is the Opposition? In fact, where is the Government? Or as a country, after nine years, is this us done?
Tony's children, surely, we have to work out what we need to do to make sure this never happens again?