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Let's be honest, Mr. President.


Even in my heart of hearts I suppose I knew it was naive to think that President Barack Obama would keep his campaign promise and actually recognize the Armenian Genocide at some point during his presidency.

I certainly didn't expect it to happen in his early years in office. But we're in year 7 of his administration now, and it's the 100th anniversary of this terrible event in human history. Countries and governments around the world are standing together with Armenia and with the Armenian Diaspora to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

So, yeah, I thought maybe given all that, this would the year. This would be the moment that the United States, would stand with the international community and recognize that what happened on April 24, 1915 was the start of a systematic campaign to exterminate a nation.

I thought that maybe this year, we wouldn't hear bullshit lines about "leaving history to the historians" and "leaving it up to…