He recognized it, or claimed to, prior to his election, but not now.
Obama and the Denial of Genocide
The Obama administration, citing its relations with
Turkey, has pledged to block the passage in the full
House of Representatives of a resolution passed this
past Thursday by the Foreign Relations Committee
acknowledging the 1915 genocide by the Ottoman Empire of
a 1.5 million Armenians. Even though the Obama
administration previously refused to acknowledge and
even worked to suppress well-documented evidence of
recent war crimes by Israel, another key Middle Eastern
ally, few believed that the administration would go as
far as to effectively deny genocide.