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White House official says Obama ‘misspoke’ of Polish death camp
news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/30/12 | Ron Recinto

Posted on 05/30/2012 7:17:40 AM PDT by Justaham

President Barack Obama "misspoke" when he called a Nazi facility used to process Jews for execution as a "Polish death camp," a White House official told the news agency AFP.

The verbal gaffe came as the president was honoring to a famous Pole, Jan Karski, posthumously awarding him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian award.

Karski was a resistance fighter who sneaked behind enemy lines to witness the atrocities being committed against Jews. Obama referred to him being smuggled "into the Warsaw ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself," ABC OTUS News reported.

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, told AFP that the president "misspoke."

"He was referring to Nazi death camps in Poland," Vietor said in the article. "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."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: jankarski; nazi; obamateur; poland
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1 posted on 05/30/2012 7:17:47 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Mr. Obama seems to have little sense of history...or little sense.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 7:19:33 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Justaham

His script must have been written by that same lying woman who claimed he was born in Kenya.

(Does anyone with above room temp IQ actually believe this idiot anymore?)

Oh, forgot about MSNBC.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 7:23:15 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Justaham

Misspoke? You know damn well that Obama read it right off the Teleprompter.

To misspeak, one must be speaking. He did not misspeak. He was reading. He read what was written. He wasn’t smart enough or fast enough to catch the glaring mistake.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 7:24:48 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: RexBeach

It was clear what the President was talking about, and that the Polish resistance fighter was the hero there, and deserves to be known as such.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 7:24:48 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Justaham
whitewash alert!
whitewash alert!
ah..ah..*nevermind* ;-)

6 posted on 05/30/2012 7:24:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Justaham

“Kenyan-born Obama all set for misstatement on Polish death camps”


7 posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Justaham
Dangerously inept buffoon.

THIS is the guy the media will go to ground for?

8 posted on 05/30/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Justaham

“The verbal gaffe came as the president was honoring to a famous Pole, Jan Karski”

The printed gaffe came as the writer was honoring to a famous Kenyan, Barack Obama.


9 posted on 05/30/2012 7:29:15 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Justaham

I think he is confused because while we were allies with the USSR, which Obama would consider a good thing, we were allied against the (antisemitic) Nazis, which cause Obama inner turmoil.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 7:29:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Justaham

OK, so bow down and apologize.

And, while you’re at it, how about apologizing for your slave-trading ancestors?


11 posted on 05/30/2012 7:32:09 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Justaham

I like this, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski wrote on his Twitter Inc. account. “It’s a shame that such a momentous ceremony has been overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/polish-premier-demands-u-s-response-to-obama-death-camp-remark.html


12 posted on 05/30/2012 7:32:24 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: Justaham

The refreshing new (and uncharacteristically honest) Soetoro campaign slogan - “Ignorance and Incompetence”


13 posted on 05/30/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Justaham

Obama reads all his speeches from a teleprompter and while he should have known better it makes you wonder what kind of incompetent idiots are writing this stuff for him.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Justaham

He was not speaking contemporaneously. The author who wrote the lines he dutifully read didn’t know any better, and there is no way Obama would know. He’s as likely to know that the Nazis ran those death camps as he is to know that the number of US states, that Austrians don’t speak Austrian, or how to pronounce the word “corp.” He’s a dunderhead.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: F15Eagle

he could have done worse and called them POLACK death camps....a la marion barry.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: elhombrelibre

Extemporaneously.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 7:40:28 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: kenavi
the Polish resistance fighter was the hero there, and deserves to be known as such.

Actually, by making the error that was made (writer likely to be fired, Obama too ignorant to process what he was reading) adds a good deal of publicity to this story, that otherwise would have simply faded away. I do not think anyone believes the error detracts from the actions of the Polish patriot.

18 posted on 05/30/2012 7:41:48 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: xsmommy

“Warsaw-born Obama all set for second term”

If he thought he could sell that now he would.

Don’t tell him he’s not coming home to Selma. There’s some good craziness goin’ on here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7QxgN5YegE


19 posted on 05/30/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Justaham
FORWARD 8
20 posted on 05/30/2012 7:46:47 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Justaham

gee, ya think?


21 posted on 05/30/2012 7:53:00 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Extraneous Wind sends ...)
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To: immadashell
The refreshing new (and uncharacteristically honest) Soetoro campaign slogan - “Ignorance and Incompetence”

Perfect. The new I & I campaign slogan for the 0ne. He'll need a new logo though.

22 posted on 05/30/2012 7:53:15 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Justaham

When Democrats lie, they “misspeak.” When they get caught cheating on their taxes, its an “oversight.” When they get caught with a 21 year old intern, it’s “The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” trying to bring them down. When they drunkenly plunge a car into a canal, save their own sorry butt while leaving a young woman to drown, they are lionized. When they fake injuries to receive sham purple hearts, get out of Vietnam after 4 months, then come home and backstab and slander American soldiers, they are hailed as a war hero. Besides, Obama should be familiar with Nazi death camps in Poland. He claims that his uncle (was he a corpseman?) helped liberate Auschwitz. Has he every read an actual history book? These people are despicable and must be defeated.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 7:53:24 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Justaham

No, he didn’t. He, his wife, his administration are only capable of inciteful rhetoric and divisiveness. In truth, his administration is likely comprised of affirmative action beneficiaries where “trying” and account for race or ethnic group or political bent was enough to get an “A”.

They are a downright disgrace to this country, and they should have known better than to call the German Death Camps in Poland “Polish Death Camps”. A bunch of affirmative action imbeciles.


24 posted on 05/30/2012 7:54:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Justaham

misspoke? ya think?

then again, biden did take the week off....

good to see 0failure covering for his running mate


25 posted on 05/30/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cicero

You got some evidence that Obama’s ancestors were slave traders?

BTW, I don’t think it is appropriate for anyone to be expected to apologize for their ancestors.


26 posted on 05/30/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: shove_it

I prefer “Imbeciles Excelling at Incompetence in the Field of Incompetence.”


27 posted on 05/30/2012 7:56:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Justaham

Obama got tired of Biden getting all the attention for his stupid gaffes...so he decided to get in the competition to see who can win.


28 posted on 05/30/2012 7:56:38 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Justaham
There goes the Chicago vote.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Justaham

Imagine 90% of everyone you ever knew being killed.
This is what it was like for Polish Jews during WWII.


30 posted on 05/30/2012 8:01:31 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Justaham

Dear Poland,

Obama is a nincompoop elected by American liberals. We’re suffering with him, too. We’re sorry but he makes Joe Biden look like a genius. If you’re smart, you won’t let him in your country to speak, again. We’d love to send him to Kenya on a permanent vacation but, alas, we have to pray he’ll have free time after November, 2012.


31 posted on 05/30/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Justaham

I think his ‘people’ put the wrong thing on the teleprompter.

...and that’s the problem - Obama and his advisors really are extremely unknowledgable in simple things. They are so ‘educated’, they don’t have time to learn simple things.

This allows them to believe the fantasy that marxism works...they literally don’t know any better.

These people dangerous, and dangerously not like us mere commoners.

Corpse Man comes to mind.

I would like to do a challenge with Obama, and his national security advisors - give them a deck of 10 enlisted ranks, and 10 officer ranks, and see if they can even put them in order. I’d bet the farm that none of them could. Its too mundane for them.


32 posted on 05/30/2012 8:03:52 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: mandaladon
Obama got tired of Biden getting all the attention for his stupid gaffes...

Good one, mandaladon/

33 posted on 05/30/2012 8:09:35 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Justaham

With all the harm this loser is doing to the country, the last thing I think we should worry about is his calling a death camp in Poland a “polish death camp”

Libtards would GLADLY let us focus on the trivial (like this)


34 posted on 05/30/2012 8:10:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

One more speech writer destined to go under the bus.


35 posted on 05/30/2012 8:10:38 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: lacrew

There is no “mis-speaking”. Every thing nobama does or says is intentional. Unfortunately, for America, nobama is intentionally undermining the country. An anti-American president...who would have thought????????????? The ghoul and his minions belong in Leavenwoted (or, at least, deported).


36 posted on 05/30/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: COUNTrecount

dammit- now you just made me hungry

mmmmMMMmmm...... some nice polish sausage boiled slowly for hours in sauerkraut with a little caroway seed mmmmmmmmmMMMmmmmm

(and even better if left to sit overnight then reheated before eating)


37 posted on 05/30/2012 8:14:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in Palin/Gingrich)
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To: Justaham

"Teleprompter set me up."


38 posted on 05/30/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Skiddle arink a dink a dink, Skiddle arink a doo)
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To: Michael.SF.
Actually, by making the error that was made (writer likely to be fired, Obama too ignorant to process what he was reading) adds a good deal of publicity to this story, that otherwise would have simply faded away.

The Lord works in mysterious (and effective!) ways...
39 posted on 05/30/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: Justaham

I can understand some mispeaking - I think way too often it’s a game of “gotcha”. But this was a teleprompter, someone should have caught it.

The reason I think there is so much indignation in Poland is that O has been disrespecting them since day one. Papers there were headlining “Stabbed in the back” since 2010.

People who think Obama is loved overseas are only looking at tyrannical countries like Venezuela or far left socialist countries, or black or Muslim countries. Countries like Israel, Poland and England think he’s a jerk. He doesn’t care about them and they are well aware if it.


40 posted on 05/30/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Justaham
It really would have been disastrous if Mr. Karski's occupation was "medical corpsman."

It would have sounded thusly "a medical corpseman in a Polish death camp."

41 posted on 05/30/2012 8:28:12 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Justaham
misspoke’ ???

Hardly!

‘Misspoke’, implies he is aware of the facts and inadvertently expressed himself badly.

Actually, he does NOT know the historic facts about a great deal... and wouldn't HIMSELF know one way or another if he expressed anything properly!

The frequency with which this kind of stuff happens tells us that “O” has monstrous gaps in his understanding of some of the most basic and fundamental information that anyone presuming to lead this country OUGHT to possess and should be able to readily and naturally articulate, as second nature... These ‘gaps’ are NOT just information about historical facts either!!!

“O” wants desperately for the world to take him at his OWN valuation of himself but has not and CANNOT ever demonstrate what that IS!!!

As a person and as a leader he is inert and inept...

42 posted on 05/30/2012 8:54:14 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Justaham

Of course he did. He is an idiot, dope-smoking, cocaine sniffing, turd!


43 posted on 05/30/2012 9:17:13 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Justaham

Bill Clinton’s description of him as an amateur seems to becoming more accurate every day.


44 posted on 05/30/2012 9:30:45 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Justaham

Gee, this “writer” put a lot of time into composing this.

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President Barack Obama “misspoke” when he called a Nazi facility used to process Jews for execution as a “Polish death camp,” a White House official told the news agency AFP. [Why is “as” in that sentence? — Bigg Red]

The verbal gaffe came as the president was honoring to a famous Pole, Jan Karski, posthumously awarding him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian award. [Why is “to” in that sentence? — Bigg Red]

^^^
Sorry, I could not read any further, as my brain was in too much pain.


45 posted on 05/30/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: RexBeach

He’s a hick.


46 posted on 05/30/2012 9:33:12 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Freestate316

Well done and extremely well stated.
And when The One personally drone-targets terrorists and innocent collateral victims, he is courageous but ‘deeply troubled.’ If Bush did that they would call him an assassin and draw a sight target over his head.

It pains me to think of how many choomers and unwashed in this country believe there were Polish death camps if they’ve even ever heard of death camps or some place called Poland to begin with.

It’s hard to be regarded as an idiot if all your followers are just as dumb.


47 posted on 05/30/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Justaham

Ever hear Obama say anything bad about the Nazi’s?.


48 posted on 05/30/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Freestate316

Just want to know, when is Obama appearing on Jeopardy again?

Oh man, I’d buy popcorn for every Freeper for that one.


49 posted on 05/30/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation

Alex Trebek could give him a break and let Chris Mathews, Thomas Friedman or Wolf Blitzer be his opponents.


50 posted on 05/30/2012 9:51:32 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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