"O" Is For Open Borders
The full text of Obama's speech to the Turkish Parliament is available (in English) at several websites, including Google. I found this passage interesting:
I know there's strong views in this chamber about the terrible events of 1915. And while there's been a good deal of commentary about my views, it's really about how the Turkish and Armenian people deal with the past. And the best way forward for the Turkish and Armenian people is a process that works through the past in a way that is honest, open and constructive.
We've already seen historic and courageous steps taken by Turkish and Armenian leaders. These contacts hold out the promise of a new day. An open border would return the Turkish and Armenian people to a peaceful and prosperous coexistence that would serve both of your nations. So I want you to know that the United States strongly supports the full normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia. It is a cause worth working towards.
Oh joy. Open borders between Armenia and Turkey! If the 20th century was the "age of anxiety", the 21st will be the "age of amnesia".
Is it amnesia? Or is it being so dumb, so dumbed down, so dhimmified, so petrified, that there is nothing to forget, since there never was anything to remember. As the old song says:
"How can you lose what you never owned?"