President Bush remains firmly committed that he will not send an ambassador to represent the United States in Armenia who would use the “G” word to describe the massacre of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in the period 1915-1923. He already fired Ambassador John Evans for the crime of describing what happened to Armenians as genocide. Bush sent the name of Richard Hoagland to replace Evans but his nomination has been side-tracked over his refusal to use the infamous “G” word to describe what happened. Many Democrats refuse to accept an ambassador to Armenia who is a genocide denier. The president has withdrawn the name of Hoagland and is submitting the name of Marie Yovanovitch, but she undoubtedly will encounter the same problem.
Senator Barack Obama sent a letter dealing with this issue which says the events regarding the killing of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire can be termed to be a “genocide.”
Perhaps, President Bush is considering submitting the name of a new ambassador to Israel who refuses to use the “H” word to describe Hitler’s actions in WWII.