Leader of the free world, George Bush, has announced today that he intends to pull American and allied troops out of Iraq and look for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
However, as several nations rejoiced, Bush followed up his shock announcement with "April Fool!" and then giggled like a schoolgirl.
Bush sees this incredibly witty bit of deception as right up there with his 'Mission Accomplished' pun and his equally humorous 'We know the enemy has Weapons of Mass Destruction'.
While the press, the nation and the world looked on in horror Bush said, "What? Come on, that's hilarious. I am the hilariouser."
Bush insists that it's his sense of humour that makes him such a good leader.
"Without my sense of humour, I could be really unpopular."
A lot of people will die today in Iraq - not an April Fool.
- Tom Taylor