Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - 2005 in review. Hurricane Katrina, War in Iraq, War on Terror, death of John Paul II, Earthquakes in Pakistan and India, Saddam Hussein Trial, Avian flu. A mess.
December 27, 2011

Most used word to describe 2005: Disaster.

When asked to give a one word summary of 2005, the operative word was: Disaster.

Six years ago but feeling a lot longer, 2005 was seemingly one continuous body blow after the next. From escalating violence in Iraq, Earthquakes in Pakistan and India where the estimate death toll topped 100,000. The threat of Bird Flu coming from China. Tube station bombings in London and Hurricane Katrina that all but wiped New Orleans off the map. You could confidently say 2005 was a monumentally disastrous year.

The death of Pope John Paul II, the Saddam Hussein trial, George Bush's extreme Supreme Court nominations, it ran the gamut. And not surprisingly, a lot of us didn't survive.

So in case you forgot, or have that morbid curiosity to relive, here is the CBS Weekend Roundup of the Year for 2005.

A good reminder as to why we're so crazy and out of control right now.

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