Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ten years ago today...

These end of the year/decade lists tend to get a bit tiresome to me but Foreign Policy posts a great one. It starts with these:
Lou Dobbs was a respected, middle-of-the-road journalist.

The prospect of achieving Middle East peace seemed imminent.

Beltway pundits believed Al Gore and George W. Bush were centrists who would govern similarly.

You could meet your loved ones at their arrival gate.

There were more than 2 million Christians living in Iraq.

Osama bin Laden was living with his family in a compound in Kandahar.

China's GDP was $1.4 trillion, half of Germany's.
Well worth a read in full. The world changed a lot in the 00s and sadly much of it was not for the better.

This list of the decade in acronyms was cute. I laughed out loud, really, at the 09 entry.

And my own Detroit News really does do great photo galleries. Haven't looked at all these yet, but I'm hearing good reviews from those who have. 104 ways to remember 2009. Enjoy.

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