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Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment
buzzfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray

Posted on 05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance. Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust, and the Foreign Minister led the outrage in a late night tweet.

The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today. On the country's largest television station:

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; bho44; bhofascism; bloggers; blunders; dopeydems; gaffe; gaffes; jankarski; nakedemperor; nobama2012; obama; obamagaffe; obamagaffes; obamaquotes; obamatruthfile; poland; polish; polishdeathcamp; polishdeathcamps; theamateur; wwii
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To: liberalh8ter

As much as I dislike birtherism, that’s pretty damn funny anyway.


21 posted on 05/29/2012 5:36:28 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: immadashell
He's confused. Nazi - Potsie. Anybody could make that mistake.

Heil Postie!

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22 posted on 05/29/2012 5:38:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

The man is a muslim — what do you expect him to say?

BTW muslims were on Hitler’s side.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 5:39:03 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: rcrngroup

yes, also he has yet to notice he has two lovely young daughters who are not boys. He has a great deal to catch up on....(Ps: he was correct, however, with the “57 states” comment... in that there were at that time, indeed, exactly 57 states (and/or terrorist organizations) in the international Islamic/Arab Conference...)


24 posted on 05/29/2012 5:39:36 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jan Karski was a Polish diplomat who brought word of the Holocaust in Poland to the western nations. For his work on trying to save the Jews of Poland, he was awarded the title of “Righteous Gentile” by the Vad Yashem Memorial organization, the highest civilian award Israel can give to those Christians and a couple Moslems who risked their lives to save Jewish lives in WW2.

An old friend of mine, Stefan Korbanski, one of the leaders of the Polish Free Army during WW2, was also the recipient of the “Righteous Gentile” award for his helping to smuggle arms and equipment into the Warsaw Ghetto so that the thousands of Jews trapped in it could resist the Germans, which they did for weeks despite overwhelming odds.

Both men were extraordinary human beings in a time when wild animals roamed the world.

And of course Obama never heard of either of them before this ceremony which he screwed up.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 5:40:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The remark, which barely drew notice in America,

That's because no one in America listens to the incompetent piece of **** anymore.

26 posted on 05/29/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

It didn’t get any notice because the MSM didn’t report it. Now that the lid has been blown, though, I suspect this will start making the rounds of talk radio beginning tomorrow....


27 posted on 05/29/2012 5:44:22 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, there is a reason why Obama doesn’t want his college transcripts released, one of them being that he’s an idiot


28 posted on 05/29/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jacquerie

It was certainly something he shouldn’t have said. But if everybody who used that expression is a Muslim, there are a lot more Muslims over here in prominent positions than anyone has ever dreamed. When in doubt with Obama, assume stupidity is the reason.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This from an Illinois politician!

I guess Chicago -- or at least Obama's Chicago -- isn't what it used to be.

People used to call it the "Second Largest Polish City in the World."

30 posted on 05/29/2012 5:51:44 PM PDT by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The skidmark is an international embarrassment.


31 posted on 05/29/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another just think if Reagan, Bush, Palin, Quayle had said this.


32 posted on 05/29/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This ain’t gonna play well with Poles in Pennsylvania, Detroit, Chicago who tend to be blue collar Democrat union members who probably voted for him in 08. They take great pride in their Polish heritage and their Catholic faith. This, along with the recent abortion mandates for Catholic hospitals have got to be making some of them decide to either sit home or go for Romney in November.


33 posted on 05/29/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; governsleastgovernsbest
The remark, which barely drew notice in America...

If Bush had done this, the MEDIA WOULD HAVE NOTICED!

Obama is a frickin' dumbass. Dunce. Ignoramus.

34 posted on 05/29/2012 5:59:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ConorMacNessa
That was no ad-lib. Jake Tapper:

It seems likely that a more formal apology will need to be issued. Alex Storozynski, the President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, lauded the president earlier in the day for recognizing Karski, but now says “Karski would have cringed if he heard this…(SNIP)...President Obama’s remarks are already being called ‘scandalous’ by media outlets in Poland. Obama was seen reading this phrase off a teleprompter. The President must acknowledge his mistake and apologize for it. He must do it for Karski and the other Poles that risked their lives trying to stop the Holocaust.”

35 posted on 05/29/2012 6:01:10 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Oh yeah, he’s brilliant allright. Do you speak Austrian?


36 posted on 05/29/2012 6:03:34 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Wasn’t he a ‘Harvard grad’?

Must make all Harvard grads proud.

Oh, but you’re overlooking something. He was a Harvard Law grad, not history. So he may not know history, but he is a great constitutional scholar. Oh, yes, one of the greatest constitutional scholars. What? Did somebody say Obamacare is blatantly unconstitutional? Oh, never mind...


37 posted on 05/29/2012 6:05:07 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: x

While I agree Obama is a fool and an idiot, he also is a poor leader because he’s supposed to have an expert staff review his remarks. He and his staff are incompetent.


38 posted on 05/29/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
He’s not a moron, just a lover of the Islamo-Nazi organization, Muslim Brotherhood...

With all due respect, he IS a moron.

39 posted on 05/29/2012 6:06:30 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bet Obama couldn’t even find Poland or Germany on a map of Europe.


40 posted on 05/29/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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