Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Powerful Lobby Warping US Foreign Policy

... and it's not who you think. Nope, this time it's the 'powerful Armenian-American lobby'. Huh ?

Apparently, those Armenian rotters want the US to acknowledge the Turkish genocide of their people. There are plenty of Realpolitik reasons why this is a bad idea, but the Guardian manages to miss all of them. Instead, it takes the line that opposition to genocide is 'a matter of putting the world to rights, according to America's lights.'. Also, an example of 'Sentimentality and righteousness' - rather than, say, the left's nuanced approach to mass slaughter.

At this point you're probably thinking 'hey, how can libs object to America criticising genocide when they always complain about America not doing enough to stop genocides ?' To which I say: these are libs - coherency is not an issue. Here, in the self-same article there's an attempt to blame America for Darfur. Who cares about making sense anyway ? America is bad, that's all you need to know.

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