I remember where I was when it began: attending the Third World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan. The Japanese had set up large-screen TVs throughout the conference center and all were tuned to CNN. I recall a group of us staring in silence at a large screen, watching the invasion unfold, all in that eerie green light.
Then, from the back of the pack, came an American-accented female voice: "My God! He does look like Alfred E. Neuman!" Those of us who understood her comment dissipated the solemnity with laughter.
We've come such a long way since 20 March 2003.
"Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us." -- George W. Bush