It's not surprising to me that the three people who have been anointed TIME's Persons of the Year
They were heroic in roles I don't think many men could play.
Let's not forget, though, that TIME gave the Person of the Year award to Rudy Giuliani a year ago.
As if there was any other person who affected the world in 2001 more than Bin Laden.
TIME was gutless and playing to the choir.