My 10-year-old niece came to my office to see me last week. She said she needed some help for her history class assignment. She said
Uncle Tom, why did Mr. Bush decide to attack Iraq? Is that because Iraq had atomic bombs?
It took me a few minutes to sort things out. But, honestly, I don’t know exactly why. I tried my best by saying
Honey, Mr. Bush saw many things that other people didn’t see. He thought Iraq had purchased uranium ore from an African country, which didn’t happen. He thought Saddam Hussein was behind 9-11, which didn’t happen, either. The truth is that Mr. Bush was delirious. That’s what happens to people when they drink too much alcohol in their 20s and 30s.
Then she goes
But Uncle Tom… How will history remember Mr. Bush? Will the history book say America went to war with Iraq because the president of the time was confused?
Smart kid… We will know what the history book will say about Mr. Bush in several months. Till then, let’s see how Adobe After Effects will remember him. Continue reading