posted on Jan, 8 2004 @ 03:35 PM
Time Managing Editor James Kelly told CNN that Rumsfeld's unsolicited suggestion to honor the troops was the "first time in my recollection that
someone who was obviously a candidate has volunteered someone else."
Kelly said the troops were already in the running, but that Rumsfeld's unprompted comment helped tipped the scale. "In my mind, there were two
leading candidates," Kelly recalled, "the American soldier, and the secretary of defense. He did not know that, and in my meeting with him, he
volunteered" that the honor should go to the American soldier.
So they were already considering either the 'American soldier' or Bumsfelt anyway.
Maybe they should change the name of the magazine to 'Suck up Time'