Obama Talks About ‘Polish Death Camps’ at Medal of Freedom Ceremony

The Smartest Guy in the Room strikes again.

From Outside the Beltway.

The ceremony where the President hands out the Presidential Medal of Freedom isn’t usually supported to be controversial. After all, it’s primarily meant to commemorate the cultural or political contributions of people who are near the end of their careers. Among this year’s recipients, for example, were John Glenn, Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Bob Dylan (pictured). Not exactly a controversial bunch. Unfortunately for the President, a badly worded speech about fellow recipient Jan Karski, who was a member of the Polish resistance, has led to a bit of a diplomatic kerfuffle:

“Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outrage today at… Obama’s reference earlier to “a Polish death camp” — as opposed to a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland.

……The president had been trying to honor a famous Pole, awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter who sneaked behind enemy lines to bear witness to 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.”

Between Obama and Biden, it’s hard to tell which is the bigger idiot, especially when it comes to public speaking.  Next time the TOTUS breaks down, they need to have someone stand by with large-print cue cards.


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