The president and secretary of state are freaking the fuck out trying to rebuke the house for attempting to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide because it could possibly piss off Turkey enough to deny us access to staging bases for the Iraq war, pull troops from Afghanistan, generally fuck us in the mid-east. I think that even if the resolution gets passed they won't follow through on their threats but I want to go on record as saying I wish they would. It might hurt their economy a little but at least they wouldn't be helping us stage pointlessly amoral and disastrous wars in their own backyard.
also: Barack Obama's reticence to use the word 'genocide' post-inauguration is kind of low on my list of broken campaign pledges but still disturbingly auspicious.
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