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.
>>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...
Better than Lake Woebegon, I’ll bet!
I’d love to see how the libs who staff the US Embassy in Warsaw are explaining this away to their hosts.
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.
Don’t forget the recipe for a Trayvon cocktail.
Fat chance, this was DumBO's mistake, he only apologizes for America's "errors."
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.”
How will Carney twist himself into a pretzel to make this Bush’s fault?
Jan Karski is part of my very distant family. I would love to hear your story about your post:
I used to know Mr Karskis 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.”