Skip to comments.Obama Concocts Polish Death Camps (Poland demands an apology!)
Posted on 05/30/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by NYer
It’s another one of those Obama flubs that the press will ignore or minimize, but if Bush had said it, well, look out!
Speaking at Tuesday’s White House Medal of Freedom ceremony, President Obama honored Polish World War II hero Jan Karski with the following praise:
Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself.
Except, there were no Polish death camps.
According to Politico, one of the few leading mainstream outlets that does feature the story prominently on its website, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement that Obama “misspoke” by saying “Polish death camp” and was actually referring to “Nazi death camps” inside Poland.
Poland is demanding an apology. The error is made even more disturbing because unlike many other ethnicities within Europe, the Poles refused to man or help run the German concentration camps that had been established within their borders.
Whats more, the Poles were the victims of their own largely unheralded genocide, with some 2 million Polish civilians sent to their deaths and countless others suffering unspeakable torture and abuse.
The is an stirring display of incompetence which even surpasses the State Department’s mistranslation of the word “reset” into Russian. Poland should immediately receive its apology.
Let’s see. A partial list of comedians that will ignore this low hanging fruit:
Louis C K
If it were Bush they wouldn’t stop for a decade. This is faux outrage on the part of the Pole’s and, even though I despise O, it makes me angry to see the Pole’s demand an apology.
The Pole’s are acting like aggrieved leftist over a gaff. Not that the smartest president evuh should have made a gaff.
Not Polish Death Camps but Nazi Death Camps. Just like BO speaking at the Nuremberg stadium where Hitler had his Nazi shindig - Cathedral of Lights. It is no accident that Outstanding Leader has a hatred towards Israel.
“by saying Polish death camp and was actually referring to Nazi death camps inside Poland.”
I would say that this is ‘nitpicking’, but the President has plenty of paid staff who are supposed to ensure there are no ‘gaffes’ in the pre-written speeches.
Now, when I was watching the History Channel show, they had a segment on the Polish Death Camp. Everyone knows that it was Nazi death camps in ‘Poland’. We are not stupid.
So I guess it boils down to ‘why’ did he use that phrase in his speech? Ignorance? Presumption?
Don’t forget Nukular.
This happens when you have no idea in hell what you are talking about. He’s totally clueless as to what the world is all about.
Well, Madrassas tend to teach on the Muslim Biased side of 'history'. Not much American History going on there, nor info about any Nazis. Once in America, Obama didn't have to study any 'American' subjects. Like law or history.
It's not his fault...
Obama needs to stand up like a man, IN PERSON, and apologize for his gaffe.
Too busy parrotting words from the teleprompter to notice what he’s saying. Yak, yak, yak, yak, yak, yak, chaos, yak, confusion, yak, yak, yak, yak, yak . . . . pass the remote please.
Today Venus Williams loses in the French Open to a Polish tennis player.
Humor and irony unite.
And don’t forget: I can see Russia from my house.