OBAMA’S PLAYING WORD GAMES FALLS BENEATH THE DIGNITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, ANCA SAYS
YEREVAN, April 24. / ARKA /. The Armenian National Committee of America
(ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian offered the following comment
on President Obama’s April 24th ‘Armenian Remembrance Day’ statement.
“The sad spectacle of President Obama playing word games with genocide,
so obviously dodging the truth at the direction of a foreign power,
falls beneath the dignity of the American people,” said Hamparian.
“Candidate Obama was right when he said that ‘America deserves a
leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds
forcefully to all genocides.’
He has, regretfully, proven to the world today that he is not that
president. In fact, it’s now clear that President Obama’s misguided
attempt to appease Ankara has only isolated Washington,” he added.
In his annual address to American Armenians president Obama used the
Armenian words Meds Yeghern to refer to the first mass atrocity of
the 20th century, recognized by more than two dozen countries and
most prominent experts as genocide.
‘Beginning in 1915, the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire were
deported, massacred, and marched to their deaths. Their culture and
heritage in their ancient homeland were erased. Amid horrific violence
that saw suffering on all sides, one and a half million Armenians
perished,’ Obama said.-0-