1). A term used to describe Americas uncanny ability to forget things that happened in the near past. Americans are known to make enemies of countries and people who were allies yesterday because "we" quickly forget.
The United States of Amnesia forgot that WE supplied Saddam Hussein with most of his weapons...we called him part of the Axis of Evil and tried to kill him for possibly using them...on US.
As they say, yesterdays friend is tomorrows enemy.