OH, YOU MEAN I HAD TO SAY "GENOCIDE" AFTER I BECAME PRESIDENT?
March 17 2009
The sun rises in the east, spring follows winter, and a new American
president is backing away from his campaign pledge to refer to the
Ottoman-era Turkish genocide of Armenians as a "genocide," because the
White House is "fearful of alienating Turkey when U.S. officials badly
want its help." The L.A. Times has the expectations-lowering story.
Obama’s campaign promise-his "principled commitment to commemorating" a
"widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical
evidence"-is here. Obama foreign policy guru Samantha Power makes
a direct plea to Armenian-Americans about genocide-recognition and
other issues in this video: