You’d expect this from Biden, but it’s not funny

President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. And last night Barack Obama caused huge offence in Poland by referring to a Nazi death camp in Poland as “a Polish death camp” while awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a Polish resistance fighter.

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National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said in a statement, “The President was referring to Nazi death camps operated in Poland. The President has demonstrated in word and deed his rock-solid commitment to our close alliance with Poland.”

Weasel words from the White House will do little however to calm Polish anger. After all, these were carefully scripted remarks by the president reading off a teleprompter. Six millions Poles died at the hands of Nazi Germany during World War Two, including three million Polish Jews during the Holocaust. The president’s use of the term “Polish death camp” is hugely insulting to the Polish people, and will reinforce the growing image across Eastern and Central Europe of an American presidency that cares little for key US allies, especially against the backdrop of its controversial and weak-kneed “reset” policy towards Russia. For a US administration that likes to boast of “smart power,” this was an act of staggering historical ignorance as well as crass insensitivity.

From Nile Gardiner/UK Telegraph

This guy’s been an embarrassment to America from his apology tour to this despicable act and so many others:

 

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6 responses to “You’d expect this from Biden, but it’s not funny

  • Freedom, by the way

    Small wonder that his college transcripts have never been released. Obama must have failed his world history courses or never took any at all.
    These are the types of horrendous gaffes that speech writers and fact checkers in private industry get fired over. And they should never happen to the President of the United States. We elected an inept leader and he has surrounded himself with more inept people. I think I’ll do a list of one of the biggest beneifts of not re-electing Obama–all those politicos who work for him, starting with Holder.

  • roxannadanna

    As I’ve said from day one, these people (the Obamas) are out of their element in the WH. I know. I know. This will label me a racist but I can tell you, an Allen West or a Clarence Thomas in there would know what to do and say and who’s head to chop off if they didn’t perform up to par.

    On the other hand, the only thing Obama thinks about IS par – on the golf course.

  • bunkerville

    Something wrong with the tele? Maybe Hal is taking over.

  • Conservatives on Fire

    You would think that after the first few gaffs, Obama would have fired some speech writers and hired a good protocal expert. I don’t think he cares. He looks down on everybody.

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