Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obama's speech at a ceremony in Poland causes trouble

From: Joe R.
Sent: May 30, 2012
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Subject: Fw: Obama's speech at a ceremony in Poland causes trouble
Obama's speech at a ceremony in Poland causes trouble

Here we go again the USA looking like asses to the world because we have a President that just doesn't have his act together. I sure hope we vote him out in November. Share this article so others will be informed. Joe.
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Washington (CNN) -- The Polish prime minister on Wednesday reacted strongly to what the White House said was a mistake by President Barack Obama during a Medal of Freedom ceremony.
The trouble came Tuesday when Obama paid tribute to Jan Karski, the former Polish officer who escaped Nazi imprisonment in World War II and provided firsthand accounts to the Western Allies of atrocities. Karski received the award posthumously.
"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," Obama said.
The president's use of the term "Polish death camp," rather than Nazi death camp sparked outrage in Poland.
Obama's words "touched all Poles," Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in a statement. "We always react in the same way when ignorance, lack of knowledge, bad intentions lead to such a distortion of history, so painful for us here in Poland, in a country which suffered like no other in Europe during World War II.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh Brother. I know being the President isn't easy but I do wish that ours would think before he speaks.

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