Rummy turned down Time Man of the Year award

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Originally posted by: DaiShan
Originally posted by: Czar
definetly the right choice for Rummy, very honorable
but why should he get the award in the first place?
Agreed on both counts, classy, but why was he up for the award? Bush was nominated for Nobel Peace prize, so who knows.
Crazier yet, arafat won it!
 

glenn1

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Even if every single event/meeting in that article is accurate . . . calling the Time recognition an award or honor for Rumsfeld is pure BS.
Time Man of the Year isn't an "honor" in the true sense of the word, at least by the stated standards of Time Magazine. By Time's own standard, the choice is supposed to reflect the person who had the biggest impact on news during the course of the year. Adolph Hitler was named as TMOY sometime in the 30s, IIRC. The "award" is designed as more a recognition of a person's newsworthiness more than an affirmative statment of the inherent goodness/badness of the recipient.

By either standard, however, I think Time made a wonderful choice.
 

BaliBabyDoc

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Maybe you should inform The Hill and the various AT P&N pinheads that think Rumsfeld did something honorable by recommending others for this honor.
 

Martin

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Originally posted by: Czar
definetly the right choice for Rummy, very honorable
but why should he get the award in the first place?
AFAIK Time gives that for "Newsmaker of the year" and Rummy definately made the most news this year. Of course, being the worthless piece of trash that Time is, they've been pandering more and more. The american soldier this year, Guliani (yeah, I am sure he made more news than Osama) in 2001 etc.
 
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Originally posted by: Whitling
JohnGalt, I loved the part where you said, 01/07/2004 2:10 PM (NEW!)

"I didn't know Donald Duck was on the cover before...oh, wait, you are trying to funny by calling people with whom you disagree names...oh, I get it...thanks for playing. "

Oh, is this different from the thread where I said I was still waiting for the ballyhooed terrorist attack before mid-February and you said, "I know you're waiting, hoping, and wishing.?" [Quote is approximate.]

Is this the same JohnGalt?
Yes, it is the same...did I resort to name-calling? Your logic, reasoning, and word comprehension leave little to be desired.
 

Gaard

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You know the rules Whit. Ridiculing is encouraged, name calling is frowned upon.
 

GrGr

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If Rumsfeld had any honor he would commit seppuku publicly at dawn outside the Arlington National Cemetary.
 

chess9

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GrGr:

Yes, the only honorable thing to do.

Although, admitting he and Bush made a collosal blunder going into Iraq would be almost as acceptable.

-Robert
 

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