President Obama continues to break his campaign promise to call the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 95 years ago genocide. Candidate Obama criticized the Bush administration for not calling the massacre genocide, when he was pandering for the 1.5 million Armenian American votes, and pledged to recognize the Armenian Genocide when he was President. So far, he has lied.
The NYT reported:
President Obama, who as a candidate vowed to use the term genocide to describe the Ottoman slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians...
“On this solemn day of remembrance, we pause to recall that 95 years ago one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century began,” Mr. Obama said in the statement, which largely echoed the same language he used on this date a year ago. “In that dark moment of history, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their death in the final days of the Ottoman Empire.”
“As president I will recognize the Armenian Genocide,” he said in a statement on Jan. 19, 2008, that used the word 10 more times.