Thank you for the Christmas greeting. I received a couple of new books from my family yesterday, but for now, I have those books tucked away in favor of a decade in review for the past ten years. Speaking more recently, I have concluded that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has proven more effective than any other American political figure at combining optimism and strength of will with sincerity and compassion (hint, hint). Her book, Going Rogue: An American Life, I purchased for this past Thanksgiving, and when I finished, I saw in Palin an individualistic woman who seeks to use her creativity in pursuit of a free and prosperous America -- and consequently, a free and prosperous world. It will be a stark contrast with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's world-ending mission, at least as he sees it, and between that new revolution since this past June and Israel's recent recall of all of its top diplomats for a special strategic conference in the coming days, I can only be persuaded that Iran will dominate 2010. What do you think of the past ten years?