My "Person of the
Year" for 2005 is Mohamed ElBaradei. Why?
-He won the Nobel Peace
-He's been patient, while
holding his ground regarding Iran's
-He said shortly before the Iraq war that
there was no evidence to support the Bush administration's claims.
-He survived the Bush
administration's attempt to stop a third term as director general of the atomic
-He admonished the current
nuclear powers saying they had neglected their treaty obligations on weapons
reductions (singling out the Bush administration for development of new, small,
tactical nuclear weapons).
-He donated his peace prize
money to orphanages.