Person of the Day

JANUARY 26, 2007
WILLIAM H. SWANSON, President and CEO of RAYtheon Co., developer of the "Silent Guardian", a heat-beaming weapon that can give anyone the army (or police) chooses the feeling of being on fire. Effective at more than 500 meters, it is designed for crowd control, the Pentagon says. But think of the possibilities! This weapon won’t be available for use until 2010. So it’s okay to march tomorrow. (Please consider coming to Washington, make your own heat about this war, which is making it very hot indeed for many innocent folks, and creating a generation or more of blowback, in our name. Unitedforpeace.org)