I do remember Binaisa saying that he found documents where your father wanted to change the name of Uganda to ‘Idi Republic’. When his court jesters asked him what the people would would be called called, he said they would be known as ‘Idians.’ They old him that sounded like Indians whom he had expelled only six years earlier.
Amin then said ‘OK then the people of Idi Republic would be known as Idiots’. Good he forced to flee with his tails between his legs before he made us all ‘Idiots’, including yourself, even if it would have been just for a while.
Secondly, Amin didn’t fight in world war 11 as some history books report. Idi Amin claims in the 1974 auto-portrait ‘General Idi Amin’ by Barbet Schroeder, that he was forced and taken to fight in World War II.The actual fact, backed by British Army records, is that Amin joined the army on 10th December 1946, when WWII had already ended more than a year before.
Compatriots, it is on record that Amin joined the King’s African Rifles in 1946 as an assistant cook. The Second World War ended sometime in 1945 therefore it is very unlikely that Amin knew much about the WWII let alone fight it. Apparently to most of the British Officers under whom Idi Amin served in the King’s African Rifles he was ”a splendid chap, though a bit short on the grey matter”. I believe Amin wasn’t born a killer but instead trained by the British to become a one.
UAH member in Paris