Skip to comments.White House official says Obama ‘misspoke’ of Polish death camp
Posted on 05/30/2012 7:17:40 AM PDT by Justaham
President Barack Obama "misspoke" when he called a Nazi facility used to process Jews for execution as a "Polish death camp," a White House official told the news agency AFP.
The verbal gaffe came as the president was honoring to a famous Pole, Jan Karski, posthumously awarding him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian award.
Karski was a resistance fighter who sneaked behind enemy lines to witness the atrocities being committed against Jews. Obama referred to him being smuggled "into the Warsaw ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself," ABC OTUS News reported.
National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, told AFP that the president "misspoke."
"He was referring to Nazi death camps in Poland," Vietor said in the article. "We regret this misstatement, which should not detract from the clear intention to honor Mr. Karski and those brave citizens who stood on the side of human dignity in the face of tyranny."
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Mr. Obama seems to have little sense of history...or little sense.
His script must have been written by that same lying woman who claimed he was born in Kenya.
(Does anyone with above room temp IQ actually believe this idiot anymore?)
Oh, forgot about MSNBC.
Misspoke? You know damn well that Obama read it right off the Teleprompter.
To misspeak, one must be speaking. He did not misspeak. He was reading. He read what was written. He wasn’t smart enough or fast enough to catch the glaring mistake.
It was clear what the President was talking about, and that the Polish resistance fighter was the hero there, and deserves to be known as such.
THIS is the guy the media will go to ground for?
“The verbal gaffe came as the president was honoring to a famous Pole, Jan Karski”
The printed gaffe came as the writer was honoring to a famous Kenyan, Barack Obama.
I think he is confused because while we were allies with the USSR, which Obama would consider a good thing, we were allied against the (antisemitic) Nazis, which cause Obama inner turmoil.
OK, so bow down and apologize.
And, while you’re at it, how about apologizing for your slave-trading ancestors?
I like this, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski wrote on his Twitter Inc. account. Its a shame that such a momentous ceremony has been overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence.
The refreshing new (and uncharacteristically honest) Soetoro campaign slogan - “Ignorance and Incompetence”
Obama reads all his speeches from a teleprompter and while he should have known better it makes you wonder what kind of incompetent idiots are writing this stuff for him.
He was not speaking contemporaneously. The author who wrote the lines he dutifully read didn’t know any better, and there is no way Obama would know. He’s as likely to know that the Nazis ran those death camps as he is to know that the number of US states, that Austrians don’t speak Austrian, or how to pronounce the word “corp.” He’s a dunderhead.
he could have done worse and called them POLACK death camps....a la marion barry.
Actually, by making the error that was made (writer likely to be fired, Obama too ignorant to process what he was reading) adds a good deal of publicity to this story, that otherwise would have simply faded away. I do not think anyone believes the error detracts from the actions of the Polish patriot.
gee, ya think?
Perfect. The new I & I campaign slogan for the 0ne. He'll need a new logo though.
When Democrats lie, they “misspeak.” When they get caught cheating on their taxes, its an “oversight.” When they get caught with a 21 year old intern, it’s “The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” trying to bring them down. When they drunkenly plunge a car into a canal, save their own sorry butt while leaving a young woman to drown, they are lionized. When they fake injuries to receive sham purple hearts, get out of Vietnam after 4 months, then come home and backstab and slander American soldiers, they are hailed as a war hero. Besides, Obama should be familiar with Nazi death camps in Poland. He claims that his uncle (was he a corpseman?) helped liberate Auschwitz. Has he every read an actual history book? These people are despicable and must be defeated.
No, he didn’t. He, his wife, his administration are only capable of inciteful rhetoric and divisiveness. In truth, his administration is likely comprised of affirmative action beneficiaries where “trying” and account for race or ethnic group or political bent was enough to get an “A”.
They are a downright disgrace to this country, and they should have known better than to call the German Death Camps in Poland “Polish Death Camps”. A bunch of affirmative action imbeciles.
misspoke? ya think?
then again, biden did take the week off....
good to see 0failure covering for his running mate
You got some evidence that Obama’s ancestors were slave traders?
BTW, I don’t think it is appropriate for anyone to be expected to apologize for their ancestors.
I prefer “Imbeciles Excelling at Incompetence in the Field of Incompetence.”
Obama got tired of Biden getting all the attention for his stupid gaffes...so he decided to get in the competition to see who can win.
Imagine 90% of everyone you ever knew being killed.
This is what it was like for Polish Jews during WWII.
I think his ‘people’ put the wrong thing on the teleprompter.
...and that’s the problem - Obama and his advisors really are extremely unknowledgable in simple things. They are so ‘educated’, they don’t have time to learn simple things.
This allows them to believe the fantasy that marxism works...they literally don’t know any better.
These people dangerous, and dangerously not like us mere commoners.
Corpse Man comes to mind.
I would like to do a challenge with Obama, and his national security advisors - give them a deck of 10 enlisted ranks, and 10 officer ranks, and see if they can even put them in order. I’d bet the farm that none of them could. Its too mundane for them.
Good one, mandaladon/
With all the harm this loser is doing to the country, the last thing I think we should worry about is his calling a death camp in Poland a “polish death camp”
Libtards would GLADLY let us focus on the trivial (like this)
One more speech writer destined to go under the bus.
There is no “mis-speaking”. Every thing nobama does or says is intentional. Unfortunately, for America, nobama is intentionally undermining the country. An anti-American president...who would have thought????????????? The ghoul and his minions belong in Leavenwoted (or, at least, deported).
dammit- now you just made me hungry
mmmmMMMmmm...... some nice polish sausage boiled slowly for hours in sauerkraut with a little caroway seed mmmmmmmmmMMMmmmmm
(and even better if left to sit overnight then reheated before eating)
I can understand some mispeaking - I think way too often it’s a game of “gotcha”. But this was a teleprompter, someone should have caught it.
The reason I think there is so much indignation in Poland is that O has been disrespecting them since day one. Papers there were headlining “Stabbed in the back” since 2010.
People who think Obama is loved overseas are only looking at tyrannical countries like Venezuela or far left socialist countries, or black or Muslim countries. Countries like Israel, Poland and England think he’s a jerk. He doesn’t care about them and they are well aware if it.
It would have sounded thusly "a medical corpseman in a Polish death camp."
‘Misspoke’, implies he is aware of the facts and inadvertently expressed himself badly.
Actually, he does NOT know the historic facts about a great deal... and wouldn't HIMSELF know one way or another if he expressed anything properly!
The frequency with which this kind of stuff happens tells us that “O” has monstrous gaps in his understanding of some of the most basic and fundamental information that anyone presuming to lead this country OUGHT to possess and should be able to readily and naturally articulate, as second nature... These ‘gaps’ are NOT just information about historical facts either!!!
“O” wants desperately for the world to take him at his OWN valuation of himself but has not and CANNOT ever demonstrate what that IS!!!
As a person and as a leader he is inert and inept...
Of course he did. He is an idiot, dope-smoking, cocaine sniffing, turd!
Bill Clinton’s description of him as an amateur seems to becoming more accurate every day.
Gee, this “writer” put a lot of time into composing this.
President Barack Obama “misspoke” when he called a Nazi facility used to process Jews for execution as a “Polish death camp,” a White House official told the news agency AFP. [Why is “as” in that sentence? — Bigg Red]
The verbal gaffe came as the president was honoring to a famous Pole, Jan Karski, posthumously awarding him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian award. [Why is “to” in that sentence? — Bigg Red]
Sorry, I could not read any further, as my brain was in too much pain.
He’s a hick.
Well done and extremely well stated.
And when The One personally drone-targets terrorists and innocent collateral victims, he is courageous but ‘deeply troubled.’ If Bush did that they would call him an assassin and draw a sight target over his head.
It pains me to think of how many choomers and unwashed in this country believe there were Polish death camps if theyve even ever heard of death camps or some place called Poland to begin with.
Its hard to be regarded as an idiot if all your followers are just as dumb.
Ever hear Obama say anything bad about the Nazi’s?.
Just want to know, when is Obama appearing on Jeopardy again?
Oh man, I’d buy popcorn for every Freeper for that one.
Alex Trebek could give him a break and let Chris Mathews, Thomas Friedman or Wolf Blitzer be his opponents.