'The Armenian question'
The chairman of the House committee that approved the Armenian genocide resolution
actually said the following:
We have to weigh the desire to express our solidarity with the Armenian people and to condemn the historic nightmare through the use of the word 'genocide,' against the risk that it could cause young men and women in the uniform of the United States armed services to pay an even heavier price [in Iraq and Afghanistan] than they are currently paying.
In a moralistic debate over the use of a word, it's ironic that the chairman of the committee dodges words to obscure a truth. The 'heavier price' he refers to means in reality possible 'death' and 'injury' for the young men and women in uniform. How moral is the resolution now? ... Ah, the brave world of moralistic activists and politicians. ...