“What happened in 1915 happened in 1915,” Hagel said during a 2005 trip to Armenia when he was serving in the Senate. “As one United States senator, I think the better way to deal with this is to leave it open to historians and others to decide what happened and why.” In other words, let’s not let the systematic genocide of over one million people get in the way.
The Washington Free Beacon brings this outrageous statement to our attention. Secretary of State-designeee Hagel’s Senate confirmation hearings must ask him to explain and defend it. Because whitewashing genocide paves the way for more genocide — as the perpetrators know.
Hitler knew it.
“Our strength is our quickness and our brutality. Genghis Khan had millions of women and children hunted down and killed, deliberately and with a gay heart. History sees in him only the great founder of States. What the weak Western European civilization alleges about me, does not matter. I have given the order-and will have everyone shot who utters but one word of criticism-that the aim of this war does not consist in reaching certain geographical lines, but in the enemies’ physical elimination.