Via Mark Dilly and MoxieGrrrl, GodlessGeeks has reissued an article from The Onion on January 17, 2001 entitled National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity. They've also added hyperlinks to show what has actually come true. An excerpt:
Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that 'our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over.'What even scarier is that we elected him again. Maybe that's because the Democrats would've done the same?
'My fellow Americans,' Bush said, 'at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us.'