Why the President won't recognize it and why he is in good company...
Last week the President said the following, regarding the House resolution condemning the deaths of 1.5 Million Armenians as genocide:"We all deeply regret the tragic suffering of the armenian people that began in 1915. This resolution is not the right response to these historic killings."
Did you know that Ronald Reagan called the Armenian Massacres a genocide? Did you know that in 2000, W did as well? Well they both did. But then, Bush changed his mind. He did it because of politics.
When it comes to genocide, the President is in good company in denying the acknowledgment of human atrocities for political gain.Exhibit #1) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
... he denies the holocaust exists. Interesting considering the meaning of Iran is ARYAN. Mahmoud knows of this. He knows it as well just as Bush knows that genocide occurred in Armenia... and both leaders know that politically it benefits them to deny the reality of life. (The man might be the Iranian version of Rush Limbaugh.... please stay tuned for further blog posts about this...)Exhibit #2) Charles Taylor
(former president of Liberia), who was behind the Civil War in Sierra Leone, I call it genocide. .. The R.U.F. were backed by him... he denies it was a genocide... Exhibit #3) all
those that deny what Slobodan Milošević did to terminate any non serbians. You think he ended up in the world court by mistake???
Everyone that I mentioned had political reasons to deny a genocide. So does GW Bush. He is no better than any of the deniers I mentioned. George W Bush wants to deny Armenia.
Bottom Line, When Bush tries to deny America the right to acknowledge what 24 other countries have already acknowledged... That the Turks engaged in genocide to remove the Armenians... Our president becomes a genocide denier in very very evil company. Bush is like Ahmadinejad!
I recognize what Armenians when thru. Holocaust survivors do as well... I wish our president could too, but he chooses to remain in denial Like Taylor, Ahmadinejad and Milošević. It is the only way to keep on the path. Defeat is not an option.
Bush is like so many that would deny a people the right to truth after they have been put thru hell...
With these guys, Humanity and peace and reality are inconvenient truths... Genocide is just not convenient. Not for Bush, not for Taylor, not for anyone, actually except those that would gain from it politically by denying it existed
Shame on Dubya. Shame on him.