Monday, April 6, 2009

Obama in Turkey

"Obama took an important step toward calming anxieties here about his stand on a congressional resolution labeling as genocide the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915.

Though he had supported the resolution in the Senate and as a candidate for president, Obama told Turkish lawmakers that the United States should not get involved now that Turkey and Armenia are trying to work out their differences on that and other issues. He did not use the word "genocide" in two appearances."

In other words, "The election is over and I no longer need the votes of Armenian-Americans in California."

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