"Why is Congress spending time trying to pass a resolution condemning the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago?"
The obvious answer:
"It is hard to avoid the conclusion that this resolution is just the latest in a series of Congressional efforts to sabotage the conduct of [the Iraq] war."
Remember that former (thankfully) democrat president Jimmy Carter just pronounced that the slaughter in the Darfur region of Sudan is not genocide.
Let us review:
The Sudanese government has suppressed information by jailing and killing witnesses since 2004 and tampered with evidence such as mass graves to eliminate their forensic values. In addition, by obstructing and arresting journalists, the Sudanese government has been able to obscure much of what has gone on. The mass media once described the conflict as both "ethnic cleansing" and "genocide," and now do so without hesitation. The United States government has described it as genocide, although the UN has declined to do so.
Hmmmm...isn't Sudan on the UN "Human Rights" committee?
Just what is the UN good for, besides being a waste of valuable NYC real estate?