by Rick Moran, American Thinker
The White House announced that, despite promising during the 2008 campaign that President Obama would describe the slaughter of more than 1.5 million Armenians by the Turkish government beginning 100 years ago as “genocide,” the president will leave that word out of his official statement on the anniversary of the atrocity on April 24.
To be fair, no American president except Ronald Reagan has stood up to the Turkish government and said what morally and ethically needed to be said about the planned, deliberate, and careful elimination of the Armenian people by first the Ottoman Empire and then the government of post-World War I Turkey. The facts are undeniable, contained in government documents of the time and numerous eyewitness testimonies. But to date, no recent American president except Reagan has dared enrage the Turkish government by accusing the country of genocide. Read the entire story.