Time Magazine may have thought Vladimir Putin was the Person of the Year in 2007. However, the London Telegraph took a different route.
They named Gen. David Petraeus as their "2007 Person of the Year".
To quote the paper's article, "The critics said it couldn't be done, but the vision and determination of General David Petraeus have brought greater security and cause for optimism to the people of Iraq."
The article continued, "The reason for picking Petraeus is simple. Iraq, whatever the current crises in Afghanistan and Pakistan, remains the West's biggest foreign policy challenge of this decade, and if he can halt its slide into all-out anarchy, General Petraeus may save more than Iraqi lives."
Indeed it has. Good common sense from across the pond.
(h/t The Political Grapevine)