Commentary: Annus Horribilis 2009
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The new American hero is like nothing seen since Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris in 1927. Disobeying orders, the four-star leads a raid into the Saudi desert, captures Osama Bin Laden alive, is elected president, and brings the first openly gay commandos into a front-line combat unit. Amateur futurologists look at the crash of 2009 -- and beyond.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large