I agree with the bill and think it's a step forward for American foreign policy in general. I think Turkey is wrong for whining about it and more wrong for not owning up for it's role in Armenian genocide. But I do question the timing, and underlying motivation:
The resolution has strained U.S. relations with Turkey and drawn criticism from the Bush administration.I don't know what could be more damning of a politician's patriotism, to alienate key allies, seriously risk the lives and goal of our troops, our interests abroad, and national security for political reasons. I just have trouble believing Nancy Pelosi, and a number of Democrats and Republicans are guilty of such treason.
"This resolution is one that is consistent with what our government has always said about ... what happened at that time," Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week."
When asked about criticism that it could harm relations with Turkey -- a key ally in the war in Iraq and a fellow member of NATO -- Pelosi said, "There's never been a good time," adding that it is important to pass the resolution now "because many of the survivors are very old."