Another Stupid Foreign Policy Moment...

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    1."WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's prime minister said Wednesday he wasn't completely satisfied with a White House explanation that President Barack Obama misspoke when he referred to "Polish death camps" during a ceremony honoring a World War II hero, saying he wants a "stronger, more pointed" response.

    2.The phrasing is considered hugely offensive in Poland, where Nazi Germany murdered Poles, Jews and others in death camps it built during World War II on Polish and German territory.

    3. Poles have responded with outrage, maintaining Obama should have called it a "German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland," to distinguish the perpetrators from the location.

    4. Donald Tusk said he was accepting a White House explanation that Obama misspoke but was still waiting for a "stronger, more pointed reaction" that could eliminate the phrasing "once and for all."

    5. Tusk said it was a "matter of the U.S.'s reputation." He hinted it should include facts about Nazi Germany's brutal occupation of Poland.

    6. Former President and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa said the phrase confused henchmen with their victims...

    7. The Polish Embassy in Washington, on its website, has a "how-to guide" on concentration camps that states that references to Polish death camps are "factually incorrect slurs" that should be corrected."
    Obama 'Polish death camp' reference: Poles outraged over president's comment

    For those who don't understand the outrage....the Nazis killed millions of Polish Jews and millions of Polish Christians, as well...

    8. "The best-kept secret in the U.S. about the Holocaust is that Poland lost six million citizens or about one-fifth of its population: three million of the dead were Polish Christians, predominantly Catholic, and the other three million were Polish Jews."
    Holocaust: 3 Million Holocaust Victims Were Non-Jews

    9. "In the early years, most prisoners at Auschwitz were Poles, not Jews."
    Ibid.


    Another day, another foreign policy gaffe.....


    One greets each day, waiting for our Liberal and Democrat friends to have the "What have I done?" moment....




    Wasn't there some anti-Bush gabble about a new President restoring world respect for America?
     
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    You must spread some Rep.....

    I owe you a bump!
     
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    MOST Concentration camps were put outside Germany to HIDE what the Nazi's were doing from the German Public...the SAME as Hitler's 'Wolf's Lair' fortress was locted IN Poland.

    It's disingenuous...and ANY POTUS worth thier salt wouln't have accepted the Teleprompter crap they were fed IF they knew ANYTHING of history.

    I find it unacceptable and COWARDICE.
     
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    Another Ally stomped by Obama and his handlers.:mad:
     
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    So the Holocaust joins Judicial Review as something every adult, except our President, knows
     
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    "The U.S. has had such a comparatively happy history that it's hard to think of a domestic analogy that would capture what Poles feel when the worst crimes of their worst oppressors are attributed—not to the authors—but to them. "The Hawaiian sneak attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor" is a pathetically inadequate approximation, but at least it gets the grammar of the insult."
    It Wasn't a "Gaffe" - The Daily Beast


    Does this move Dan Quayle out of the 'dumbest remark" first place?
     
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    It removes many from thier past idiocy, living or dead to account.

    Obama has alot to explain and NOT through his Press briefing Mouthpiece Carney that has been having problems of late.
     
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    He has, and it is time for the Polish Prime Minister to accept the apology and get over it. That is the feeling over here in Europe, it should not have been made into such a big deal.
     
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    The Polish Prime Minister has every right to seek an apology from Obama.
     
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    He got an apology.
     

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