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....
(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...
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.
We think the Obamadork is an idiot, too.
Hopefully, we’ll send him back to Kenya in Jan.
Then, do with that piece of s&$@ as you will.
chimo1961 16 minutes ago [BARF ALERT!]---from the comments at the end of the Yahoo News article.
You know you right wing hatemongers are going to love the next 4 years of Obama. I for one will do a dance of joy when he shoves your redneck trailer trash words back into your pieholes. I can't wait for the whining and crying from the right, it will make the last four years seem like a love fest.
OBAMA is your president, he represents all of Americe to the rest of the world Listen closely douchebags, he is YOUR PRESIDENT LOL LOL LOL
I reposted this here because I want Freepers to think about ALL of the ramifications of re-electing Barak Obama President of the United States.
Not just the loss of freedom, the loss of dignity, the loss of prosperty, the loss of our very country... but the loss TO people like this.
This poster, whoever he is, has it right. If Barak Obama is re-elected he and all his friends WILL be spitting in our faces and the previous four years WILL seem like a love fest compared to what's coming next... if Barack Obama is re-elected President of the United States.
This was the Nazi plan for the Poles, which had been partially carried out:
At which point the Nazis had exterminated the Jews, the very same camps were to be used to finish extermination of all Poles who could not be “Germanized”, and who were not suitable for being worked to death as agricultural slaves!!!!
obama’s ignorance, insensitivity, and just plain Dummheit are intolerable!!!!
The Nazis and their Croat and muslim (Bosnian and Albanian) allies also had similar plans for the Serbs as for the Poles. How vile and intolerable it is that among obama’s Medal of Freedom awardees is Madeleine Albright (Halfbright), the Serb-hater and mass murderer of the Serbs in our current era!!!!
PHOOEY to obama and his entire slimy crew!!!!
Any time he steps in it, he simply doubles-down.
Its time the USA stop apologizing for anything period..
And even more dispicable are the voters in the United States that put the sob in the White House.
Damn, this guy will kiss the ass of every tin pot dictator and bow down to anyone yet when he makes a gross mistake that a simple “ I apologize “ for offending you ....and resolve the issue with one of our strongest allies
He tells them to blow smoke out of their asses....
Ally of America? Apology denied.
This POtuS is such a friggin’ embarrassment to the the USA.
I can’t wait until this nightmare is over.
The Europe of old is dead crap to Obama. If it isn’t Muslim or equatorial he feels no one cares who matters.
-——Its time the USA stop apologizing for anything period.. -——
There is a difference here: rather than apologizing because America exists as his normal
MO, he actually offended the entire polish nation and people....
He screwed up and should make amends....
This is US domestic election year politics.
If Bush had said it last time around there would be no out cry from the right.
Just stop the idiocy of apology no matter who it is and who you may support politically.
The country is turning into a bunch of oversensitive crybabies and wimps irregardless of political philosophy.
I think you’re wrong, montanajoe. I think Popman’s got this one right.
He would have to admit that TOTUS was wrong.
TOTUS is never wrong.
Obama should stuck with , “ Punches above their weight “
As if O really cares about the reputation of the United States. He has spent three years denegrating it and this is nothing new for him.
Popman’s right. Obama will bow, scrape and apologize to any tinpot dictator or imam for America’s imagined transgressions.
Obama needs to APOLOGIZE to the Polish people for what he said. He spent his day giving out awards to mostly communists; but this man deserved for Obama to give him his due congratulations and then SHUT HIS DAMN PIE HOLE.
He needs to APOLOGIZE to the people of Poland, then quit talking and sit down and SHUT UP. He has embarrassed us with this gaffe, and should not be allowed to flip up his nose at us and the Polish people any more. The media has also been a total embarrassment for what they’ve allowed him to get away with under the guise of being tolerant and “intelligent”. If this is what passes for “intelligent”, just give me plain old George Bush. I’d rather.
If Bush had said it last time around there would be no out cry from the right.
That is right because Bush would have had the good
sense to give a heart felt apology in the first place.
Obama need only say a few sincere words and all this
would be past...we will see.
The Polish people just don’t understand Obama’s “nuance.”
You are expressing your support for the ignorance, arrogance and incompetence of the Obama administration, in the name of patriotism. No, thanks.
The USA doesn’t need to apologize.
OBAMA needs to apologize, it’s his gaff.
Folks need to get past their hatred of the bastard and start thinking what is best for the country. Having any president jump through hoops of heartfelt apology, political correctness and just plain silliness is not in the interest of this country.