War and Peace, and the Importance of Language

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One and a half million Armenians were slaughtered almost 100 years ago. Yesterday, a committee of Congress labeled it "genocide." Will Turkey retaliate by withdrawing support for America's war in Iraq? What does the word "genocide" really mean and why is it so important? Also, is Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize a a rebuke to President Bush? Will it make Al Gore a presidential candidate once again?

Banner image: Former U.S. vice president Al Gore arrives to speak to reporters during a news conference discussing his Nobel Peace Prize win at the offices of Alliance for Climate Protection offices October 12, 2007 in Palo Alto, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images