Monday, October 15, 2007

What is Nancy Pelosi Thinking? Turkey Bashing?

What on earth is going through Nancy Pelosi's head? She is threatening to open debate and pass a resolution in the House of Representatives over the question of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

Which happened at the beginning of the last century. By the Ottoman Empire. Not Turkey. But the end result of the resolution is to chastise Turkey, our allies.

She has inferred that the reason she plans on going forward with the issue is because President Bush hasn't called her to solicit her opinion What?

Imagine that. One would think she would make such a move either from a moral conviction or for political reasons. But no, she sounds like it's because her feelings are hurt. Poor Nancy.

This is not exactly the right time for a snit. For one thing, Turkey has its own immediate concerns. They are massing troops and equipment on the border to repel attacks from the Kurds.

Additionally, angering the Turks will most likely have the effect of diminishing the assistance they now give us. We stand to lose fuel sources and supplies for our troops serving in Iraq. At best we will be forced to go, hat in hand, to offer the Turks some sort of compensation (read bribe) to support our troops.

It's no secret that Polosi's ire at administration is deep and wide. But to sink to the level of endangering the troops and trying to shame our Turkish allies on the world stage is indefensible.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Muslims Against Sharia commend House Democrats and Speaker Pelosi for pressing ahead with an Armenian genocide bill. Republican opposition to the bill is pure manifestation of moral relativism.
Muslims Against Sharia condemn Turkish government for refusing to acknowledge Armenian genocide and recalling its US ambassador in response to the bill.

Source: AFP