President Obama on Monday declined to repeat his claim that the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I was a “genocide,” stepping back from his campaign pledge to Armenian Americans that the “widely documented fact” would be fully commemorated during his presidency.
During a joint news conference alongside Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Obama said he did not want to “focus on my views” or in any way interfere with delicate negotiations between Turks and Armenians on what the president called “a whole host of issues.”
Hm. I thought it was a FACT. The Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turks. Why let facts cloud the discussion? And we wonder why the Israeli people are not to keen to remake history by ignoring the re-writing by the Iranians and Imanutjob.
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