For once I find myself agreeing with Alpha 1 and others. If the Person of the Year is indeed the one that had the greatest impact all year, positive or negative, then by their own definition, Osama's face should grace the cover. I'm sick and tired of America's media being preoccupied with appearing political correct, at times even to the detriment of truth and integrity. If you're not able to stomach the truth in all its unbiased glory, then you have no business reporting to begin with.
While Rudy Giuliani's reponse to September 11 was indeed admirable and courageous, he by no means initiated this tradegy upon himself. A far greater, indeed, insane genius has single handedly managed to engineer the demise of our country's economy and numerous industries without number, not to mention instill fear and terror in the hearts of hundreds of millions, if not billions, the world over. Excuse my logic, but pound for pound, Osama has managed to be far more influential, albeit in a hideously destructive manner, than Rudi could have ever dreamt of being.