Yup, stock portfolios went down, but they'll be back, just don't panic. And we found out that our car industry and financial industry are suffering, on a similar scale to the rest of the globe, BUT there are indeed good things to come out of last year and Radley Balko points out a few . Crime down, life expectancy up and lots more.
Oh, and the US military has handed over the Green zone and Presidential palace to the Iraqis. No small feat for both sides.