WASHINGTON–DC–In light of discrepancy in policy of US complicity in Turkey’s denial of the Armenian genocide in recent weeks–the Armenian National Committee of Armenia began its WebFax Campaign asking for moral clarity and principled leadership in the coming weeks.
On the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide–send a free ANCA WebFax urging President Bush–once and for all–to bring an end to the shameful policy of US complicity in Turkey’s denial of the Armenian genocide.
The letter asks Pres. Bush "to adopt a new approach to our nation’s policies on the proper recognition–official commemoration–and contemporary implications of the first genocide of the 20th century."
It also urges the President to "abandon the policy of opposing legislative and other initiatives–in Congress–at the state level–and by municipal governmen’s–to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide–as well as end all forms of official US complicity in Turkey’s campaign of genocide denial–and use the full moral standing and geopolitical influence of the White House to press Turkey to acknowledge this crime–accept its responsibilities–and come to terms with the Armenian nation."
In February 2000–then presidential candidate George W. Bush (campaigning for votes among Armenian voters in the Michigan Republican primary) pledged to properly characterize the genocidal campaign against the Armenian people. In subsequent statemen’s–Pres. Bush has consistently evaded references to the Armenian genocide and consistently opposed legislation marking this crime against humanity.
In February of this year–US Ambassador to Armenia John Marshall Evans–in town hall meetings with Armenian communities in Massachusetts–New Jersey–Los Angeles–Fresno and San Francisco–spoke openly and candidly about the Armenian genocide. Under apparent pressure from the Turkish government and its surrogates–he later issued a statement noting that his private views on this subject did not represent a change in official US policy.
Send an ANCA WebFax asking the President to honor his pledge to properly recognize the Armenian genocide by visiting www.anca.org.