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President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’(Gov't Rips Obama 'Incompetence'
ABC News ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 05/29/2012 5:53:29 PM PDT by kristinn

Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outraged Tuesday at President Obama’s 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. It’s 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.

SNIP

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 Obama’s 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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KEYWORDS: dylan; holocaust; jaketapperabcnews; jankarski; medaloffreedom; obama; obamagaffe; obamaquotes; poland; poles; polishdeathcamp
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Hmmm. Now about those Obama college transcripts...
1 posted on 05/29/2012 5:53:43 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

You could probably get Karski’s school records
before you got Obama’s.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 5:57:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn

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!!!


3 posted on 05/29/2012 6:00:33 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: kristinn
I hope those 57 states, get some recognition too.
4 posted on 05/29/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT by Osage Orange (God is my Co-Pilot.)
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To: kristinn

Worst President ever!


5 posted on 05/29/2012 6:01:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

———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


6 posted on 05/29/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus to follow...)
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To: kristinn

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.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 6:05:27 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: kristinn

I guess they didn’t teach WWII in those African-American Studies classes.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: kristinn
President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’

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.

9 posted on 05/29/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Ronin

The golden teleprompter will note how the Poles punch above their weight.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 6:09:44 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: kristinn

Hussein is evil.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kristinn; a fool in paradise

Ignoramus obsessed like all moonbats with the never clearly defined ‘social justice’. There is little else to the man.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 6:11:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kristinn
“Damn-it Barry, How many times do we have to tell you to READ the Teleprompter and stop this ad libbing? For Craps sake, we have the finest teleprompters in history, so stay focused.” David Axlerod
13 posted on 05/29/2012 6:12:09 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaParty member, but no longer a Republican)
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To: Ronin

This is bad. Especially for a so-called Chicago politician.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

This is what you get when you have ignorant 20-somethings writing history for you.

57 States
Corpse-men
Intercontinental Railroad
Flat-earthers in Columbus’ Day (not)
Polish Death Camps


15 posted on 05/29/2012 6:13:42 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: kristinn
This will get swept under the rug like the "57 states" fuster cluck. Remember Dan Quayle's spelling of "potatoe?"

It was all over the MSM for months... On this fiasco, Obama gets a pass.

16 posted on 05/29/2012 6:14:43 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: agrarianlady

Austrian spoken in Austria.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 6:15:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kristinn
This coming from a president who came from Chi-KA-GO!

I almost choked on my Polish Sausage!

18 posted on 05/29/2012 6:15:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kristinn

“It’s 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.


19 posted on 05/29/2012 6:17:08 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: kristinn

He don’t know whitey history! He know Black history and all the whities are blue eyed devils.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: kristinn; All
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21 posted on 05/29/2012 6:17:43 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: colorado tanker

>>I guess they didn’t teach WWII in those African-American Studies classes.

They did teach WW2, but it was all Tuskegee Airmen, Red Ball Express, and the guy on the battleship that manned a gun at Pearl Harbor. The rest was unimportant.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: kristinn
If Bush would have uttered this mistake . . . EVERY nightly newscast would have mentioned it. TONIGHT. And then follow-ups all week, about how could he be that stupid.
23 posted on 05/29/2012 6:20:55 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: kristinn

Somebody should do a COMPLETE collection of Baryy’s gaffes, but paying for all that memory might make it impossible.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: kristinn

It’s racism, pure and simple. Blacks complain that all whites see them as looking alike. So, if Obama thinks all Poles are Germans, are French, are English, etc, he’s just implying that all Europeans look alike!!! Nothing to be alarmed at. As for 57 states, if you count each of the Hawaiian Islands as states, plus Puerto Rico, perhaps he is correct.

Can’t we all just get along????


25 posted on 05/29/2012 6:22:21 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: kristinn
It’s a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.”

Deserves to be repeated.

But I would add that Obama appears to hate Poland, because it is a loyal ally. One of the first things he did was to renege on the promise to provide them with defensive missiles.

26 posted on 05/29/2012 6:22:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

Obama is the stupidest genius ever to occupy high office.


27 posted on 05/29/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: kristinn

The next phase of Holocaust denial ==> “The Pollocks did it.”


28 posted on 05/29/2012 6:25:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: kristinn

I thought that was the reason his ideological forebearers, the Soviets, massacred the Polish officer Corpse at Katyn? Wasn’t the Polish regime running death camps?
What a moron. It burns me to no end knowing how much of our money this sorry excuse for a human being spends every day.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 6:30:14 PM PDT by kneehurts
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To: kristinn

To the Poles it is one of the gravest insults (the New York Times has once done it, which isn’t surprising, and any person half awake would have been aware of that incident.) I suspect the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw will be called on the carpet, and I hope the Poles threaten to withdraw from Afghanistan as a consequence. This is part of the Western Communist rewrite of history.

I used to know Mr Karski’s mate in his WWII underground activities, professor (at the University of San Francisco) Jerzy Lerski, who like Karski parachuted into occupied Poland (more than once, I think) from England.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 6:30:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GraceG
This coming from a president who came from Chi-KA-GO!

More like Chick ago.


31 posted on 05/29/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: kristinn

Here’s the video

http://therightnewz.com/?p=1172


32 posted on 05/29/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT by Talkradio03 (Talkradio03)
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To: kristinn

Here’s the video

http://therightnewz.com/?p=1172


33 posted on 05/29/2012 6:39:25 PM PDT by Talkradio03 (Talkradio03)
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To: kristinn

Obama : “the teleprompters did it. They were bush’s teleprompters before they were mine. It’s Bush’s fault!”


34 posted on 05/29/2012 6:39:25 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cicero

Nah, on the original 9/11, the Poles defeated the Muslims at the gates of Vienna. Had they not, all of Europe would be part of the Caliphate...


35 posted on 05/29/2012 6:39:35 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: kristinn

This Obama - he’s a regular effing brainiac - not!

I cannnot believe that folks seriously think he has a high IQ.

Believe me; he doesn’t. He’s shuckin’ and jiviv’ with about a 125-30 tops.


36 posted on 05/29/2012 6:39:43 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: kristinn

I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for O to apologize to Poland, a Catholic Country.


37 posted on 05/29/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: headsonpikes

I wonder what the freeper average is.

Hmmm.


38 posted on 05/29/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: kristinn

Should have never told Biden to take a vacation...


39 posted on 05/29/2012 6:43:30 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: cookcounty
Somebody should do a COMPLETE collection of Baryy’s gaffes, but paying for all that memory might make it impossible.

Maybe someone could do a series like one of those interminable Time/Life sets...

40 posted on 05/29/2012 6:44:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: kristinn
"Obama was seen reading this phrase off a teleprompter."

"Dammit, I guess I'll just have to wing it this time..."

41 posted on 05/29/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: patton

Better than Lake Woebegon, I’ll bet!


42 posted on 05/29/2012 6:49:28 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: kristinn

I’d love to see how the libs who staff the US Embassy in Warsaw are explaining this away to their hosts.


43 posted on 05/29/2012 6:54:53 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: headsonpikes

LOL!


44 posted on 05/29/2012 6:55:48 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: kristinn

A few facts about Jan Karski:

1. He was author of the book “The Story of the Secret State.” Every FReeper should read that book. It’s a how-to book of how to defeat an occupying force.

2. Karski was a leader in the Polish underground during the Nazi occupation.

3. Karski gives detailed instructions on how to kill fascists in creative ways.

4. Karski was a patriot.


45 posted on 05/29/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Bryanw92

Don’t forget the recipe for a Trayvon cocktail.


46 posted on 05/29/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: kristinn
“The White House will apologize for this outrageous error,”...

Fat chance, this was DumBO's mistake, he only apologizes for America's "errors."

47 posted on 05/29/2012 7:09:36 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: kristinn

So much for this: On May 23, President Barack Obama told more than 1,000 jubilant, uniform-prepped-and-polished graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy that the world has a “new feeling about America.” He declared: “I see it everywhere I go, from London and Prague to Tokyo and Seoul to Rio and Jakarta. There’s a new confidence in our leadership.”


48 posted on 05/29/2012 7:15:02 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: kristinn

How will Carney twist himself into a pretzel to make this Bush’s fault?


49 posted on 05/29/2012 7:25:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Extraneous Wind sends ...)
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To: Revolting cat!

Jan Karski is part of my very distant family. I would love to hear your story about your post:

I used to know Mr Karski’s mate in his WWII underground activities, professor (at the University of San Francisco) Jerzy Lerski, who like Karski parachuted into occupied Poland (more than once, I think) from England.

- Thank you -

Most people don’t know that Karski was a leader in the Polish underground in WW II. He fought against the Nazis, and he wrote the definitive book about hard-core resistance to tyrannical nazi occupation in “The Story of the Secret State.”


50 posted on 05/29/2012 7:27:53 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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