DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WORKED TO DEFEAT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE LEGISLATION IN 2000
WASHINGTON–DC (NORA)–The National Organization of Republican Armenia’s (NORA) revealed that in October of 2000–Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark joined with genocide-denier Richard Perle and others in signing a letter urging Congress to "vote against [the Armenian Genocide Resolution] wherever it may be considered–either in committee or on the House floor."
In an October 2–2000 letter–the former Supreme Allied Commander for Europe General Clark–along with twelve other signatories–including a number of former senior Pentagon officials–described the Armenian Genocide euphemistically as "events clouded by history." They also argued that the "potential for damage to US interests in a vital region dramatically outweighs–in our judgment–any acknowledgment of past atrocities during World War I and its aftermath."
NORA works to expand the Republican Party’s outreach to the Armenian American community and to encourage Armenia’s–at the local–state–and national levels to become involved in shaping and advancing the Republican agenda. NORA can be reached at 1745 Pennsylvania Ave.–NW–Suite 126–Washington–DC 20006–or by email: [email protected]
The full text of the Wesley Clark letter will be published in the Saturday–November 22 issue of Asbarez.