I have no problem calling what the Tuks did to the Armenians during World War I a genocide. I'm not sure why it's more urgent for the US House to pass a resolution recognizing a 90-year-old atrocity than to do something about the ongoing killing in Darfur. But, sure, it was a genocide. Call a killing a killing.
But now that our Representatives have stood up and denounced Turkey's systematic killing and relocation of Armenians from 1915-1917, they should show real bravery and decency do the same for the US's systematic killing and relocation of most of the country's native peoples from 1607 to 1900.
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