Skip to comments.White House shrugs off Polish apology demands (not going away, Bammy)
Posted on 05/30/2012 5:07:22 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
Poland had earlier insisted that Washington must do more than simply express the "regret" offered by another White House spokesman late on Tuesday, hours after Obama's use of words deemed offensive by Warsaw....
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Obama's words had hurt all Poles and he expected more from Washington than just regret.
"I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the White House spokesman -- a reaction more inclined to eliminate once and for all these kinds of errors," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.
"Today, this is a problem for the reputation of the United States," the prime minister said.
Members of Poland's Jewish community -- including the country's Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich -- said in a statement that: "We expect President Barack Obama to personally correct his words."....
Poland's government keenly watches the global media for descriptions of former Nazi German death camps as "Polish" because it says the term -- even if used simply as a geographical indicator -- can give the impression that Poland bore responsibility for Nazi Germany's World War II genocide....
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BTW, over 1200 comments at the site, many are choice!
Emperor 0bama cannot be bothered with such insignificant annoyances, he is far too busy dealing with greater affairs of State, such as where he will be playing golf this weekend.
The White House of Trayvon Obama and Maxine Jarrett represents the inner city ghetto and its attitudes: contempt for knowledge and education, ignorance, arrogance and demands of ‘rispek’ of skin color.
The comments run heavily anti-Obama. Didn’t think I’d see such loathing in an MSM article. I think he’s in trouble.
Why not send them an iPod with your speeches?
Even the rabbis of Poland, who are in the best position to know, are adamant that the ordinary Polish people had virtually nothing to do with Auschwitz horrors. It was a huge festering sore set up by Nazi occupiers, with the Polish army woefully unequal to defending the Nazi military juggernaut, and any Pole who was caught trying to fight it would have ended up there too. A lot of Poles did shelter Jews, at their own risk of going to the camps sometimes.
It would be so easy for Barack Obama to say he trivially misspoke himself here. Why is he quadrupling down?
defending the Nazi military juggernaut => defending AGAINST the Nazi military juggernaut
He didn’t misspeak, he read off the teleprompter a document which the WH also published, and one imagines must have been read and proofed by several people before him.
How betrayed they must now feel.
You are right. It is the average Joe and Jane who comments on Yahoo. When you have lost them...
Smart power, leading from behind.
Don’t forget that Poland was the first domino to fall when Jugears’ precious Soviet paradise collapsed. I’m sure the left holds a special hatred for one of our staunchest allies.
No......but if he did, it would not be covered by the State-Run-Media, and that statement is just how this Outfit operates.....
STILL... at least the convenient fiction is that Barack wrote what he later read off the TOTUS. This would suggest that there are some pretty big, sensitive, anti-Semitic egos behind that TOTUS.