George Will didn't like the way 2009 turned out any more than Europe did. He also wrote an article about 2009 on the final day of the year. The title said it all – A Clunker of a Year.
Will began his article by talking about Tsutomu Yamaguchi. He survived both atomic bombings and was dying of cancer by the end of 2009.
“Perhaps Tsutomu Yamaguchi will survive 2010,” said Will. “Isn't it pretty to think so?"
As Will anticipated, Yamaguchi died in 2010. The question is why did Will mention this in his column? Perhaps he wasn't happy with Japan.