Roland Burris will be the next Senator from the state of Illinois and Rod Blagojevich will still be governor when 2010 begins.
Israel and Hamas will agree to a cease fire and all-out war will be avoided (for now).
Iran will not have a functioning nuclear weapon in 2009.
President Obama will not raise taxes, nor will he lower them, but he will raise spending–significantly.
The threat of double-digit inflation will succeed unemployment as the greatest US economic concern at the start of 2010.
Political unrest in Kyrgyzstan will be the impetus for overt Russian involvement in the Central Asian country, and will put at risk continued American presence at its air base in Manas and the entire Afghan operation.
President Obama will rename the “Global War on Terrorism” to something else, but nothing else (Guantanamo, Patriot Act, etc.) will significantly change.
Relative calm will allow there to be only eight brigade combat teams remaining in Iraq with a plan to reduce that to five by the end of 2010. US presence in Afghanistan will increase by only one BCT as the Administration realizes that logistics (and not Iraq) is the limiting factor on the size of American presence there.
Pakistan and India will be on the verge of war if not already there.
A major terrorist attack in Copenhagen coupled with an economy spiraling out of control, begins to turn European public opinion away from liberal appeasement and socialist ideas.