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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>>I guess they didnt 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.
Somebody should do a COMPLETE collection of Baryy’s gaffes, but paying for all that memory might make it impossible.
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????
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.
Obama is the stupidest genius ever to occupy high office.
The next phase of Holocaust denial ==> “The Pollocks did it.”
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.
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.
More like Chick ago.
Here’s the video
Here’s the video
Obama : “the teleprompters did it. They were bush’s teleprompters before they were mine. It’s Bush’s fault!”
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...
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.
I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for O to apologize to Poland, a Catholic Country.
I wonder what the freeper average is.
Should have never told Biden to take a vacation...
Maybe someone could do a series like one of those interminable Time/Life sets...
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