Time magazine has named President George W. Bush as their 2004 Person of the Year.
If the President was chosen for this honor as the person who had the most influence on the past year’s events, then I suppose I can buy it. But if the selection was made in terms of “greatness” (and I paraphrase Yoda circa The Empire Strikes Back to illustrate this point: “War makes a person not great”) then I just can’t stomach it.
Give me the Boston Red Sox, give me Donald Trump, give me Paris Hilton. Just not Bush. Anybody but Bush (sound familiar?).
And I’ll end this gathering with another movie quote, one of my favorites, from The Matrix:
“Not like this… No, not like this.”
Update: Bombs in Karbala, Najaf kill more than 60