Sunday, December 18, 2005

TIME: People who mattered 2005


TIME - He is an unlikely firebrand: the soft-spoken son of a blacksmith who still sometimes drives a 30-year-old Peugeot. But Iran's new President doesn't shrink from controversy. After winning a disputed election, he said he would continue Iran's nuclear program, called the Holocaust a "myth" and pledged to destroy Israel. Even some of the nation's ruling clerics are nervous about what he will do next...

The rest of the people who mattered 2005: George Bush & Dick Cheney, John Roberts, John McCain & Harry Reid, Tom Delay, Joseph Wilson & Valeri Plame, Patrick Fitzgerald, Cindy Sheehan, Ray nagin, Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Pope Benedict XVI, The Google Guys, Steve Jobs, Geena Davis, Darth Vader, Kanye West, Michelle Wie

TIME's Persons of the year: For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are TIME's Persons of the Year...