Saturday, December 26, 2009
Neda Times Of London's Person Of The Year
There were those who questioned Time Magazine naming Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke its Person of the Year and the decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. But there should be little controversy over the British newspaper, the Times, selecting Iranian student protester Neda Soltan as its Person of the Year for 2009.
Soltan, who was gunned down by security forces, became in death the symbol of the Green Movement in Iran calling for political and human rights reform in the wake of the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president.