Friday, June 01, 2007
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut
Claim To Fame: Leader of the Free World
Why He's Person Of The Week: for showing leadership by turning up the heat on the government of Sudan this week as he imposed new economic sanctions to pressure the Sudanese government to stop the killings in Darfur. The sanctions are aimed at government-run companies involved in Sudan's oil industry and three individuals. More than 200,000 have been killed in the last four years and more than two million others displaced. Said the President: ''My administration has called these actions by their rightful name, genocide. The world has a responsibility to help put an end to it.'' As expected Bush has gotten little to no credit from liberals for this act, but at the very least history will show that the Bush administration has done far more to help Africa than it's predecessor.