I can't believe we are 20 years past 1987. It seems strange we are 7 years past 2000, I still think of the 90's as a short time ago, and 1987 seems like another era completely.
When I was in high school in the 1980's I remember looking back on the 1960's as some far off distant dream from long ago. Now kids in high school feel the same way about my time as a teenager.
Can you remember highlights if 1987? Can you remember all the things we have now that we didn't have in 1987? The seminal album of that year was of course, The Joshua Tree.
Some memories of 1987:
Jim Baker Scandal, Reagan: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall", Guns 'N' Roses Appetite for Destruction, The Stock Market Crash.
What do you remember? Where were you? Who were you?
Damning quotation of the republicans by one of their own quote of the week.
BLITZER: That what? There were no blunders? The president himself said --
CHENEY: Remember with me what happened after in Afghanistan. The United States was actively involved in Afghanistan in the '80s, supported the effort against the Soviets. The mujahideen prevailed and everybody walked away. And in Afghanistan, within relatively short order, the Taliban came to power. They created this safe haven for al Qaeda. Training camps were established, where some 20,000 terrorists trained in the late '90s. And out of that, out of Afghanistan -- because we walked away and ignored it -- we had the attack on the USS Cole, the attack on the embassies in East Africa and 9/11, where the people trained and planned in Afghanistan for that attack and killed 3,000 Americans. That is what happens when we walk away from a situation like that in the Middle East.
Remember who was President in 1989, when Afghanistan was abandoned and left to the Taliban? George Herbert Walker Bush.