Obozo Ticks Off Poland " Polish Death Camps " Remark

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  1. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The White House said President Barack Obama misspoke on Tuesday when he referred to a "Polish death camp" while honoring a Polish war hero.

    The president's remark had drawn immediate complaints from Poles who said Obama should have called it a "German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland," to distinguish the perpetrators from the location. Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of "ignorance and incompetence."

    Obama made the comment while awarding the Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II. Karski died in 2000.

    During an East Room ceremony honoring 13 Medal of Freedom recipients, Obama said that Karski "served as a courier for the Polish resistance during the darkest days of World War II. Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself. Jan took that information to President Franklin Roosevelt, giving one of the first accounts of the Holocaust and imploring to the world to take action."

    Sikorski tweeted that the White House would apologize for "this outrageous error" and that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk would address the matter on Wednesday.

    "It's a pity that such a dignified ceremony was overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence."

    Alex Storozynski, president of the Kosciuszko Foundation, said Obama's comment "shocked the Poles present at the White House and those watching on C-SPAN. ... Karski would have cringed if he heard this."

    National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said: "The president misspoke. He was referring to Nazi death camps in Poland. We regret this misstatement, which should not detract from the clear intention to honor Mr. Karski and those brave citizens who stood on the side of human dignity in the face of tyranny."

    Anxious to quell the controversy, the White House also noted that the president had visited the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial while in Poland and that he has repeatedly discussed the bravery of Poles during World War II. ( some of his best friends are Polish :) )

    The Polish Embassy in Washington, on its website, has a "how-to guide" on concentration camps that states that references to Polish death camps are "factually incorrect slurs" that should be corrected.

    The Associated Press Stylebook states that when referring to "World War II camps in countries occupied by Nazi Germany, do not use phrases like Polish death camps that confuse the location and the perpetrators. Use instead, for example, death camps in Nazi-occupied Poland."

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  2. armoredman

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    Poland has been a good solid ally of the US since they shook off the communist yoke, and we should treat them as such; all jokes aside, they are good people.
  3. Bobitis

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    How does the current president mispeak when he's got underwriters and a few teleprompters?

    Choices:

    1) He's an idiot.
    2) He's surrounded by idiots.
    3) He trusts those that he appointed to surround him.
    4) Hey, everyone makes a mistake all the time.
    5) He's an idiot.

    Choose wisely.

    Did I mention he's an idiot? Sorry if I missed that. :eek:
  4. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    He seems to piss everyone off.
  6. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    He's an idiot who has no clue about the history of this country, or the rest of the worlds history. And that goes double for his ignoramus advisers. They are the ones who are supposed to demonstrate how brilliant this phony is, and all they are doing is making a fool out of him and every person in this country who appointed him as the leader of the free world.

    If you haven't heard yet, this person has his political adviser in the room with him when he's deciding who should be killed next.

    Why? ' who can we kill that will make us look good today'. As to the collateral damage, the white house announced today that all males who are of the age to be enemies, are considered as more enemy killed????

    So, what is the age of an enemy combatant in the mid-east? How old do the kids there have to be to be called an enemy. Not that they did anything, just happened to be there when the bomb went off.

    How old were you when your picked up your first gun? No, didn't fire it, just picked one up? Well, you were old enough to kill.
  7. Appliancedude

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    What do you expect from the guy who thought there was 57 states
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    Bob, there should be a #6; so we can pick "All of the above".
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    I'll take #6 (1) and (2)
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    1 and 5. Did I get it Bob?
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