Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

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Man forstår tyrkens uvilje mod Fogh som generalsekretær i NATO. Han kunne jo hænde at komme til at kritisere folkedrabet på armenerne. Obama siger sandsynligvis ingenting.

Amerikanerne forventer dog, at Obama tager diskussionen med Gül og Erdogan.

Wall Street Journal:

The president should be as frank with the Turks as he was during the campaign.

By ADAM B. SCHIFF

When President Barack Obama visits Turkey tomorrow, millions of Americans hope that he will fulfill a campaign promise by preparing the Turkish government for official American recognition of the Armenian genocide of 1915-23.
No American president since World War II has come into office with a stronger understanding of the facts about this terrible chapter in history. And no president has a greater track record of speaking plainly about it: As a presidential candidate, Mr. Obama argued forcefully throughout the campaign that “America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides.”

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