PERSON OF THE WEEK - June 4-10, 2005
And you all thought I was going to say it was Zarqawi (chuckle). All kidding aside, Zarqawi's death was without doubt the biggest news event of the week. However, I really don't think that it's fair to call a dead man an active newsmaker. Instead, I think that the person who turned in the terrorist mastermind is the one who deserves this accolade.
The world is forever in the debt of the ordinary Iraqi(s) who aided coalition forces in finding this monster. Without his/her/their help, hundreds more innocent Iraqis could have been killed by Zarqawi's group (not to mention the foreign hostages who would have been beheaded). Of course, there will still be violence, but I think that al-Qaeda in Iraq will never be the same without "the Slaughterer Shiekh" at the helm.
My profound thanks the tipster. Whoever he/she is, they have more than earned the title of Person of the Week (not to mention a $25 million reward).
Honoaralbe Mention: Peruvian President-Elect Alan Garcia