Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In 2003...

A few trivial and perhaps not so trivial items covering 2003, when U.S. troops entered Iraq. As you probably know, the last combat troops tonight exited the country:

1. Facebook didn't exist
2. Neither did Twitter
3. Barack Obama was a member of the Illinois State Senate
4. Sean Hannity was on radio as a talk-show host but not on television
5. Alabama football coach Nick Saban was at rival LSU
6. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, which the New England Patriots had won the year before and would win again in 2004 and 2005
7. The National Hockey League did not have a salary cap
8. The Department of Homeland Security was christened
9. The Space Shuttle Columbia exploded
10. Hu Jintao became the president of China
11. Martha Stewart had never before been indicted
12. Valerie Plame was still an undercover CIA agent
13. Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California
14. Rush Limbaugh admitted he was addicted to painkillers
15. Mission Accomplished was declared

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