Originally Posted by Rohirrim
It has nothing to do with political correctness. It's standing up for historical accuracy. There are many in the world who argue (Ahmadjihad among them) that the Holocaust never happened. Should we allow their version of history to be passed on to the next generation? There are those in Japan who would like history to read that America was the aggressor of WWII and committed an atrocity by dropping the A-bombs on the peaceful, innocent Japanese of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So we should allow this version of history to stand? The Turks are trying to paste a lie into the history books of the world. We're standing up and saying, "That's a lie and we won't stand by silently while you try to spread it." Of course, we're way behind the rest of the world who have already sent this message to the Turks via similar resolutions. In fact, Congress is probably doing this now out of shame, but it's still the wrong time to do it, IMO. Strategically speaking, it's idiotic.
No, they are doing it because a Congressman from CA - land of PC - got elected in a district that has a large Armenian population by playing the sympathy card. Now, he is taking it to the next step.
Besides, right is right, and wrong is wrong. Strategy shouldnt get in the way of being right.
Fortunately, thou, this is just dumb.