Happy 4th birthday, Iraq war.

You've claimed the lives of more than 3,200 members already. You're growing up so fast! Even though the majority of Americans don't like you right now, W. still supports you.

"It can be tempting to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude our best option is to pack up and go home," W. said Monday. "That may be satisfying in the short run. But I believe the consequences for America's security would be devastating."

W. ordered you an additional 21,000 troops for your birthday. Who said big things come in small packages? Be sure to send him a thank-you card.

According to MoveOn.org, more than 37,000 people in all 50 states took part in some 1,188 demonstrations to commemorate you. In Seattle, nearly 1,000 people showed up at Westlake Center. That's one serious birthday party!

Now make a wish, blow out your candles and plan on some even bigger birthday parties next year.