He calls events genocide only when it favors his agenda:
President Bush appeared on the South Lawn of the White House before the vote and implored the House not to take up the issue, only to have a majority of the committee disregard his warning at the end of the day, by a vote of 27 to 21.
?We all deeply regret the tragic suffering of the Armenian people that began in 1915,? Mr. Bush said in remarks that, reflecting official American policy, carefully avoided the use of the word genocide. ?This resolution is not the right response to these historic mass killings, and its passage would do great harm to our relations with a key ally in NATO and in the global war on terror.?