This has been a long, time time coming…
The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted narrowly on Thursday to condemn as genocide the mass killings of Armenians early in the last century, defying a last-minute plea from the Obama administration to forgo a vote that seemed sure to offend Turkey and jeopardize delicate efforts at Turkish-Armenian reconciliation.
Because, of course “delicate efforts” are much more important that recognizing the historical fact of over one million murdered Armenians.
Twenty other countries have already recognized the Armenian genocide. According to an Armenian-American spokesperson I heard on NPR tonight, Turkey blustered there would be dire consequences if the resolutions passed then did nothing.