They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

No Armenian genocide due to War of Terror

U.S. President Bush lobbied Wednesday against the Armenian Genocide Resolution as a U.S. House committee prepared to vote on it.

The administration fears that the symbolic resolution would hurt U.S. relations with Turkey, a critical partner in the Middle East and especially in the war in Iraq.

“We all deeply regret the tragic suffering of the Armenian people that began in 1915,” Bush said. “This resolution is not the right response to these historic mass killings, and its passage would do great harm to our relations with a key ally in NATO and in the global war on terror.” Link