House Cmt Vote on Genocide
By Micah Halpern
Friday October 12, 2007
I've Been Thinking:
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs made the correct decision on Wednesday with their 27-21 vote.
Our foreign policy should not get in the way of defining right and wrong.
The Bush Administration did its best to prevent this vote and will probably lobby the full House when it is their time to vote.
The word Genocide was coined in 1933 by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jewish scholar of international law. In describing the massacres in Iraq Lemkin recalled the Armenian massacres of WWI calling them a Genocide.
Turkey will move on and Turkey will get over it.
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