Genocide and “Genocide”

The story:

A House committee voted on Wednesday to condemn the mass killings of Armenians in Turkey in World War I as an act of genocide, rebuffing an intense campaign by the White House and warnings from Turkey’s government that the vote would gravely strain its relations with the United States

“We all deeply regret the tragic suffering of the Armenian people that began in 1915,” Mr. Bush said in remarks that, reflecting official American policy, carefully avoided the use of the word genocide.

The photo caption:

Survivors of the Armenian genocide in Turkey attended a session of a House panel that voted to condemn the killings on Wednesday.

Wow this is huge. There have been active efforts on the parts of librarians to change the Library of Congress subject heading from Armenian Massacre to Armenian Genocide. I’m glad to hear about this.