New Yorkers were surprised recently to read a report in the New York Times that said that the war in Iraq has ended. An enthusiastic man was hawking the paper on W. 33rd St., just a few blocks south of the Times headquarters. But was found as a prank paper and it took six months to make such News, with Millions of copies printed. In a response the Editorial page included an apology and columnist Thomas Friedman’s ” resignation ” for doing the same. It was dated on July 9, 2009, a prank. ” I feel like I’ve got mud on my face,” said Sam Johnson, 35, a former Marine and Iraq veteran. “This looks like the real thing “.