Sooner Congress Adopts Genocide Resolution, Easier Would Be Confirma


07.08.2007 14:30 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "Having successfully lobbied to block the
administration’s nominee as envoy to Armenia, the Armenian-American
community has become more self-confident in fighting for its rights at
the highest levels of the U.S. government. All those Armenian-Americans
who were reluctant to join in this effort, thinking that ‘you can’t
fight City Hall’, should now be convinced that the community can
win such battles, just as it won against TIME magazine, PBS, and the
Los Angeles Times," editor-in-chief of The California Courier Harout
Sassounian says.

He expresses hope that the administration’s next nominee as envoy
to Armenia would be better briefed and told to give more thoughtful
answers to the Senators’ questions on the Armenian Genocide. Last
week Sen. Robert Menendez said if the White House does not become more
accommodating on this issue he may exercise his right of placing a hold
once again, the Associated Press reports. "The ideal solution to the
administration’s dilemma would be to allow an early vote in the House
and Senate on the pending resolutions on the Armenian Genocide. Once
these resolutions are approved by Congress, the next nominee would
have no problem acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during his or
her Senate confirmation hearings. The sooner H. Res. 106 is adopted,
the easier would be the confirmation process of the next nominee,"
H. Sassounian says in his article.

On August 3 the White House withdrew Richard Hoagland’s candidacy as US
Ambassador to Armenia after New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez twice
placed a hold on his nomination, since R. Hoagland did not recognize
events of 1915 as genocide during his confirmation hearings before
the Senate.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS