Monday, October 15, 2007

Ok, let's get this straight:

Last week Congress voted to condemn the Armenian genocide and Turkey, where it is illegal to call the genocide a genocide, withdrew its ambassador and moved troops to the Kurdish border. Congress voted to give the Dalai Lama a medal and China withdrew from a meeting on sanctions against Iran. I'm all for condemning genocide and religious intolerance (though the case of the Dalai Lama is a bit more difficult, since the Dalai Lama is not just a spiritual leader but the ruler of a theocracy in exile, and theocracies are something that don't sit well with me), but is congress by making symbolic gestures hampering our foreign policy? Honestly: we cannot afford to lose Turkey while we have. troops in Iraq and while the Kurds are our one success over there. Nor can we lose China in dealing with Iran.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you should write your Congresswoman and register your displeasure. California has the single largest Armenian population in the US; and this has always been a burning issue with them.

But what's with the timing. She is driving this in order to cut of supply routes to Iraq. Someone in the late hours had a brilliant idea!!

Where is the wisdom in undermining US foreign policy, as the Congress seems bent on doing.?

8:34 PM  

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