Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama Says One True Thing, Won't Say Another

At a press conference in Turkey, President Obama said of America, "...we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." These are indisputable facts, but apparently some people seem to think the President saying them is worth noting. These people must be jaded for some reason. Maybe because they've lived lives where their elected leaders make disingenuous doublespeak a part of their everyday routine. Case in point: President Obama, who now refuses to call the Armenian genocide a genocide after saying during his campaign that we can't not call it a genocide or we risk cheapening the meaning of "genocide". And just as a reminder, this genocide was committed by the Turks, who hosted Obama during the aforementioned press conference. In other words, I'd say this is a wash. More details here.

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