Following a study carried out by the Food Standards Agency in England, which shows there may be a link between artificial colours in candy and hyperactivity in children, President George W Bush has announced that brands such as Starburst, M&Ms and Haribo are to be banned in Iraq.
In a statement White House official, Derek Mars, said "We now have proof the Iraqi insurgents are using candy to fuel hate of the occupying forces. Stashes of M&Ms and Haribo Starmix have been found in underground bunkers and our sources know that Al-Fajita are behind this"..."America takes a dim view of these tactics and will take all measures needed to prevent candy fueled violence".
The "Candy War" took a more sinister turn when figures of both Hariboy and Berty Bassett were burned in front of the American Army base in Baghdad.
Fears that Iran could be smuggling Chinese made candy have forced the army to increase border patrols and shoot on site.
A full list of banned candy can be found on the White House website.
Words by Monkeyman