Barack Obama

John McCain

Armenian Genocide Recognition "America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides. I intend to be that President"
"As a U.S. Senator, I have stood with the Armenian American community in calling for Turkey’s acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide... As a senator, I strongly support passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.106 and S.Res.106), and as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide."
Condemning modern Turkey for the acts of the Ottoman Empire would serve only to harm relations with the Turkish people while injecting the Congress into the sensitive role of historian of a period clearly preceding the births of all but a very few Congressmen. That is not a development I wish to help facilitate."
Armenia's Security "I will promote Armenian security by seeking an end to the Turkish and Azerbaijani blockades, and by working for a lasting and durable settlement of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict that is agreeable to all parties, and based upon America's founding commitment to the principles of democracy and self determination." Voted against Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act, which resticts aid to Azerbaijan due to its blockades of Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh.
US-Armenia Relations "I am a strong supporter of a US-Armenian relationship that advances our common security and strengthens Armenian democracy... And my Administration will help foster Armenia's growth and development through expanded trade and targeted aid, and by strengthening the commercial, political, military, developmental, and cultural relationships between the U.S. and Armenian governments." No record of support.
U.S. Aid To Armenia "As President, I will maintain our assistance to Armenia, which has been a reliable partner in the fight against terrorism and extremism." No record of support. Sen. McCain letter to constituents 10/18/07