Smartest Guy in the Room Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’

Posted by on May 29, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Warm up that bus, baby, time to throw someone underneath it.

Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outrage today at President Obama’s reference earlier 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.

Apologize? Good luck with that.

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 to 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.”

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. For many years, Polish media, diplomats and politicians have tried to persuade outsiders to stop using the phrase ‘Polish death camps’ as a shorthand description of Auschwitz and other exemplars of Nazi brutality and mass murder. Unfortunately this seems to have escaped BaracK Obama’s staff seem not to have noticed this.”

All that pot smoking is catching up with him. At the same time, is anyone in Poland surprised? It’s not like he cares about them or anything.

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6 Responses to “Smartest Guy in the Room Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’”

  1. mike191 on 30/30/12 at 1:30 pm

    Paging David Brooks: how do you like a hubris pathogen masquerading as a President.

  2. rich b on 30/30/12 at 3:49 pm

    This is the result when you have a shitload of amateurs running your IT corps. These fools who write Omama’s copy and load his teleprompter should have stayed in Chicago. They sure as hell aren’t now, and never have been ready for prime time. Their gaffe-fest and ignorance of international protocols have been apparent since the early days of his presidency..

    Giving out DVD players to Europeans that run on 110 volts when Europe uses 220…
    Bowing to world leaders like a subservient clown…
    57 States…
    The “Austrian language”…
    “Bitter clinging religious mid-westerners…

    I could go on for days with the foolish mistakes coming out of the Omama camp but it’s like pissing in the Ocean. Does anyone even bother to proof-read the content of his speeches? They’re absolute fools! And these are just the superficial mistakes. Imagine what’s going on behind the scenes? And these halfwits want another term? Lord help us.

  3. Katherine on 30/30/12 at 8:28 pm

    From the same crew that couldn’t give the Winston Churchill bust back fast enough.

    I can understand saying something foolish when you’ve been making speech after speech.

    The insult to Poland is a different order of magnitude. Either they honest to God didn’t realize it was an error (incompetence) or they knew (malicious). None of it is good for our country.

  4. crackermike on 31/31/12 at 8:20 am

    Re #2, mike191….It all depends on the crease in Obama’s pants. After all, wasn’t that when David Brooks decided he wanted Obama as POTUS? Elitist RINO’s like Brooks, Peggy Noonan et al have demonstrated their dangerous lack of judgement. They have proven they are unqualified to be trusted in important matters. Noonan in particular has shown a rather fawning and disgusting worship of Obama worthy of a High School freshman cheerleader with a crush on the Senior quarterback. As their pick for POTUS shows his true Communist beliefs and dismantles the USA, these Rino’s backpedal and tell us they didn’t REALLY like Obama.

  5. LanceThruster on 31/31/12 at 3:18 pm

    It’s much less of a gaffe than St. Raygun eulogizing SS troops in Bitburg. There were Nazi concentration camps in Poland.