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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:40 AM
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Did anyone watch Cspan Foreign Relations hearing yesterday?
DUer dynamicdems posted this in the Kerry forum, and I am curious about the import to the issues in Armenia - I didn't see it and am clueless about the larger background story. Oddly, it seems Coleman sided with a handful of Dems - but, is that sincere or is there a large Armenian population in Minnesota? We know he doesn't have many sincere bones in his body - so what's ths scoop?


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Did anyone watch JK in the Foreign Relations Committee yesterday when he spoke about the appointment of the Ambassador to Armenia?

Whew, did he seem angry! He was speaking about the appointment of the Ambassador to Armenia. Kerry spoke in favor of a no vote on the nomination of Richard Hoagland as a protest of Bush's recalling John Evans because Evans had the audacity to use the word "genocide" when talking about the genocide of Armenians. Voinovich spoke after Kerry and he almost hung his head in shame when he tried to justify his "no" vote. It was very telling. When JK heard the vote 13 yeas to only 5 votes, he stood and walked out. It was immediate and he seemed more than just in a hurry. Like maybe disgusted, perhaps?

It was odd: Feingold voted for the nomination instead of with Boxer, Sarbanes, Dodd & Kerry. But the biggest surprise was Coleman: he voted NO with the Dems!

In his dissenting vote, Sen. Norm Coleman cited the Bush administration's refusal to classify the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as "genocide."

http://wcco.com/national/local_story_250225036.html

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:28 PM
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1. Didn't watch that vote but apparently today the French introduced a
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:33 PM by KoKo01
UN Resolution to declare that the Turkish killing of Armenians should be called Genocide. And C-Span had an author on who has won a Nobel Prize for writing a book on the the Turkish slaughter of Armenians calling it genocide.

Apparently Turkey is very upset about this Resolution if it passes. I guess becaue Turkey is trying to get a seat on the UN Council and this doesn't help their case.

I know CA has alot of Armenians but I don't know about Oklahoma and that's where Coleman is from isn't it?

On Edit: I can imagine Chimpy's pants are on fire over the Turkey/Armenian slaughter issue. He needs Turkey...and they turned their back on him for the Iraq Invasion denying the use of the air bases and I imagine given the problem with the Kurds and Bush's ambitions in the MD he wants to make sure he gets back on Turkey's good side. :-(

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