Over at the Washington Note, Steve Clemons ruminates on who might be selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year, and offers up his own recommendation: “My pick would be the ‘Guantanamo Detainee’ because this unresolved problem goes to the very core of what America decides to be in the future.”
At first I gave this a big “right on, right on,” but then I realized that by “unresolved problem,” Steve isn’t lamenting the fact that we haven’t killed enough terrorists yet. Different, uh, frame of reference, I guess. My nominee is NRO’s — David Petraeus. But as Clemons predicts, it’ll probably be Al Gore, or — in a perfect world — a shared Guantanamo-Gore award to really drive home the awful truth about America’s two-front strategy for raping and pillaging the globe.