Skip to comments.President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’(Gov't Rips Obama 'Incompetence'
Posted on 05/29/2012 5:53:29 PM PDT by kristinn
Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outraged Tuesday at President Obamas reference earlier that day to a Polish death camp as opposed to a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland.
The White House will apologize for this outrageous error, Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski tweeted. Sikorski said that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will make a statement in the morning. Its a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.
The president had been trying to honor a famous Pole, awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter who sneaked behind enemy lines to bear witness at the atrocities being committed against Jews. President Obama referred to him being smuggled into the Warsaw ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself.
A Polish death camp Sikorski also tonight tweeted a link to an Economist story noting that few things annoy Poles more than being blamed for the crimes committed by the Nazi occupiers of their homeland.
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 Obamas 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.
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You could probably get Karski’s school records
before you got Obama’s.
Oh man... OH MAN!!!! Oh my frigging... sides.... HURT!!!!
I am seriously out of breath...
Talk about a turd in the punchbowl. Talk about foot in mouth disease. The 57 state thing was funny, the Austrian language thing was funny... but this?
If Romney can’t make some serious political hay out of this, he’s worse than incompetent. This is a comedians dream.
Obama once again proves that as a intellectual, he is two tacos short of a combination plate.
What a frigging DUNCE!!!
Worst President ever!
———Obama was seen reading this phrase off a teleprompter.———
Well, no need for Obama to apologize .....TOTUS screwed up !!!
Seriously, see my tagline....can’t wait for this three ring circus to pack up and leave
I have never been more embarrassed by the most ignorant person to hold the office of president. Kids in the special ed courses at my school are smarter.
I guess they didn’t teach WWII in those African-American Studies classes.
It was a deliberate suckup to Putin.
Remember, Obama told Medvedev "After my election I have more flexibility," and Medvedev replied "I will transmit this information to Vladimir."
Insulting Poland is guaranteed to please his Russian masters.
The golden teleprompter will note how the Poles punch above their weight.
Hussein is evil.
Ignoramus obsessed like all moonbats with the never clearly defined ‘social justice’. There is little else to the man.
This is bad. Especially for a so-called Chicago politician.
This is what you get when you have ignorant 20-somethings writing history for you.
Flat-earthers in Columbus’ Day (not)
Polish Death Camps
It was all over the MSM for months... On this fiasco, Obama gets a pass.
Austrian spoken in Austria.
“Its a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.
Exactly what I’ve thought since Obama took the oath of office... twice.
He don’t know whitey history! He know Black history and all the whities are blue eyed devils.