2006 Man of the Year: Bob Barker
Bob Barker announced his retirement this year. Bob Barker was the man who, in the 1970s, made it cool to wear a military uniform again. Post-Vietnam America hadn't quite jumped on to the "I support the troops" bandwagon at that point.
2006 Father Time: Saddam Hussein
The yearly Father Time award goes to someone with stale ideas and stale methods. The world has passed them by, and they just don't get it. It is NOT the most evil person of a given year. That explains why the Butcher of Baghdad follows in the footsteps of Morley Safer and Nick Coleman.
Despite the setbacks in Iraq, is there any dictator in the world who thinks that the ability to manipulate world opinion and taunt a superpower is unlimited? For those who have no moral obstacle to mass murder and oppression of political opponents and minorities, it has now been emphasized that there are consequences. Saddam had stale ideas and stale methods. He is SwanBlog's Father Time 2006.