Saturday, February 05, 2005[posted by jaed at 6:25 PM]
A thought on history
Someone the other day, I can't recall who, said that watching Bush's speeches now, he has the feeling of seeing history in the making. I've been feeling like this for a while. I've witnessed other important moments, of course (at least, "witnessed" through the media) and never felt that sense of history at the time.
Now, though... on the Saturday night and Sunday of the elections in Iraq, I knew I was watching history. Likewise the day of the Afghanistan election. It's not a strange thought at all to me that a future generation will ask me whether I was alive at the time Bush was president, and about what people thought and said, and whether it's true that many people called him names and shouted that he was Hitler, and how they could have said such things.