Turkish General Warns Against Resolution
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi is urging congress to recognize the Armenian killings, from the World War I era, a genocide, according to CNN. The U.S. would be the 24th country to recognize the killings as a genocide.
A Turkish official warned the U.S. that if the resolution passed major logistical support would be lost from Turkey, who is a major port hub for the United States.
President Bush said that it was the wrong response to the killings and also warns that we would lose important support from Turkey for the war in Iraq because 70 percent of cargo headed to Iraq goes through Turkey, as well as 30 percent of the fuel we send to our troops in Iraq, according to CNN.
The Bush administration is continuing intense efforts to prevent the passage of the resolution, according to the New York Times.
If the killings were condemned by the United States, "Our military relations with the U.S. would never be as they were in the past," the armed forces chief from Turkey said, "The U.S., in that respect, has shot itself in the foot." He was quoted in the Milliyet, a Turkish newspaper.