Tommorrow’s News: Turkey Pissed Over House Vote

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Turkey reacted angrily today to a House committee vote in Washington on Wednesday to condemn the mass killings of Armenians in Turkey in World War I as an act of genocide, calling the decision “unacceptable.”

In a rare and uncharacteristically strong condemnation, President Abdullah Gul criticized the vote by the House Foreign Relations Committee in a statement to the semi-official Anatolian News Agency, and warned that the decision could work against the United States.

“Unfortunately, some politicians in the United States have once more dismissed calls for common sense, and made an attempt to sacrifice big issues for minor domestic political games,” Mr. Gul said. “This is not a type of attitude that works to the benefit of, and suits, representatives of a great power like the Unites States of America. This unacceptable decision of the committee, like similar ones in the past, has no validity and is not worth of the respect of the Turkish people.”

With a vote of 27-21 in committee, looks like it was pretty much a party line vote. While Dems whine that we are always "going it alone," here they are pushing an ally away over something that happened nearly a century ago. I wonder when they will come out with a resolution condemning the 1994 Rwandan genocide? Oh, wait, that would condemn Clinton and the U.N. at the same time.

“Despite President George Bush twisting arms and making deals, justice prevailed,” said Representative Brad Sherman, a Democrat of California and a sponsor of the resolution. ”For if we hope to stop future genocides we need to admit to those horrific acts of the past.”

Oh, please. Condemning something that occured nearly a century ago is a meaningless stunt, designed to annoy an ally and drive a wedge into our relationship. Maybe instead of looking, again, nearly a century in the past, the Democrats could provide some leadership, and offer support and ideas on how to stop the genocide in Darfur? Na. Never happen. They wouldn’t want to give Bush any way to look good, even at the expense of the people being slaughtered.

Oh, and the future?

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2 Responses to “Tommorrow’s News: Turkey Pissed Over House Vote”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Ummmm maybe the Executive Branch should deal with Darfur.

    Of course the genocide that took place in Rwanda took place in a short period of time just 3 months. Darfur has been going on since Bush took office and even with a republican Congress backing him fully, he did nothing, Bush will just have to ‘LOOK GOOD” on his own just as Clinton had to do. Of course he was a much more popular President.

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Your impeached, but not convicted in the senate, President Bubba ‘Scotch Guard’ Clinton was a lying pervert. You still won’t answer WHY he is your only two-term (re-elected) Democratic president since FDR in 1944 – during WW II?
    We crew rested numerous times during the Cold War in Turkey and they’re a proud people and staunch ally. When were YOU in Rawanda Mr. Ryan? – Been there and done that! By the way, in the Korean War, the Turks would cut off the Chicom ears and hang them from their belts. My kind of warriors!

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