An idea whose time has come: Americans officially apologizing to the world for the man who calls himself President Barack Obama.
Obama has insulted some 38 million Poles. But that’s only his latest insult to a nation that has the respect of the majority. In one of his first acts in the Oval Office, Obama returned an historic bust of Winston Churchill to Britain. In 2009, Obama did not seem to know that there is no such language as “Austrian”. The official language of Austria is German. Recognized regional languages in Austria include Hungarian, Slovene and Croatian.
Obama’s overbearing administration writes off all insults to America’s allies as tiny, inconsequential ‘gaffes’.
“The White House on Wednesday shrugged off Polish demands to express more than mere ‘regret’ after President Barack Obama mistakenly referred to a Nazi Holocaust site as a “Polish death camp”. (AFP, May 30, 2012).
“We regret the misstatement, but that is what it was,” said Obama spokesman Jay Carney, reiterating that the president “misspoke” during a ceremony awarding the highest US civilian honor to late Holocaust hero Jan Karski.
“He was referring to Nazi death camps in German-occupied Poland.”
Lost in the awarding of the highest US civilian honor to late Holocaust hero Jan Karski is that the same honor was bestowed upon labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta, who also happens to be the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Seems that Holocaust heroes and Socialists are one and the same to ‘President Misspoken.’
Fox News first report of the incident follows:
White House says Obama ‘misspoke’ after Poles demand apology over ‘Polish death camp’ remark
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.