Person of the Year?
My picks for "Person of the Year". These are NOT my predictions for Time Magazine, which will probably choose "Mom & Apple Pie". These are, in order, MY picks. It was tough to order 1 through 5 because any of them would be good choices.
|1||Musharraf (for impact, positive or negative, on stability of a Muslim nuclear power nation that is also important to the war in Afghanistan and war vs. al Qaeda, and for impact on democracy in a nation of 170 million.)|
|2||Putin (for destroying democracy in Russia, setting himself up as lifelong puppet master, becoming more hostile to the U.S., and throwing his fossile-fuel weight around.)|
|3||Petraeus (for progress in Iraq, whether it ends up capitalized upon or just wasted)|
|4||Ahmadinejad and Khamenei (for all the problems those guys are causing)|
|5||Sudanese President Bashir (for showing that a nation can still get away with genocide)|
|6||Researchers who found a way to convert adult stem cells to cells acting like embryonic stem cells|