Poland: Obama’s comment shows “ignorance, incompetence”

Angry Polish PM: “We cannot accept such words”

An embarrassed White House has admitted Barack Obama made a colossal error Tuesday while posthumously awarding the Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II.

Obama referred to a “Polish death camp” while honoring the  Polish war hero — a remark that drew immediate and fierce 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.

Outraged Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of “ignorance and incompetence.”

During the ceremony honoring Medal of Freedom recipients, Obama said that Karski “served as a courier for the Polish resistance during the darkest days of World War II. 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.”

Sikorski tweeted that the White House would apologize for “this outrageous error” and that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk would address the matter on Wednesday. “It’s a pity that such a dignified ceremony was overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence.”

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s strong statement on Barack Obama’s error can be read HERE.

We agree with Poland’s strong rebuke. From our perspective, THIS was also an embarrassment.

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8 Responses to Poland: Obama’s comment shows “ignorance, incompetence”

  1. teapartypatriot says:

    Poland Incensed Over Obama “Polish Death Camps” Remark, Still Waiting On Apology

    Naturally, there is NO MENTION of this in the socialist media – which is focused 100% on Romney’s association with Trump and the fact that Romney’s campaign put out an app that misspell “America”.

    Pathetic.

  2. teapartypatriot says:

    OBOZO’s moronic campaign: pissing-off one group of Americans after the other…women, Caucasians, people who don’t like wasted tax money, Catholics, Jews, people who want a job, traditional marriage supporters and straight people, people in the US Military, people who don’t need and don’t want the BIG GOVERNMENT NANNY STATE ruling their lives, people who support the US Constitution and the rule of law, people who don’t swallow the bs of the GloBULL Warming hoax, people with brains and knowledge of reality, people who don’t like having a $200,000 share of the OBOZO’s federal debt around their necks (and the necks of their children), mothers who don’t abort, mothers who stay at home, Cubans….and now the POLISH !

    Maybe Romney should just sit this out and let OBOZO continue to self-destruct.

  3. Gary says:

    Could be this “Choom Gang” genius reverted to his much ballyhooed drug usage before this ceremony. Why else would he have honored Bob Dylan and made this ridiculous error?

  4. Hunter says:

    Maybe Obama should send the Polish PM a reset button. It worked so well with Russia.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Yesterday I was reading comments posted on European news websites regarding this matter. It is not an insignificant faux pas to the Polish people.

    Meanwhile, outside of Washington, D.C. today, this is what you need to know:
    “Bilderberg Launches Unprecedented Security Crackdown

    Talk of machine guns & surveillance spooks hotel guests

    The Bilderberg Group has launched an unprecedented security crackdown on the eve of tomorrow’s secretive confab of global power brokers, with guests at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel being intimidated by talk of machine guns and high-tech surveillance.

    Surveying the scene at the hotel today, radio host Alex Jones described a chaotic picture, with Bilderberg security, including a particularly vocal Swedish woman, stomping around the building announcing that “machine gun nests” were being set up in anticipation of a deluge of protesters arriving over the next few days.

    Given the fact that a record number of demonstrators are expected to attend, Bilderberg has been more stringent than ever before in its efforts to get people out of the way, telling customers who had made room reservations for two days before the start of the conference that their bookings would not be honored.

    Undercover Fairfax police, secret service, hotel security, as well as diplomatic service personnel are all now rushing to finalize preparations for the arrival of Bilderberg members tomorrow morning.

    According to London Guardian journalist Charlie Skelton, conference organizers were also using iPhones to film guests who had arrived for brunch. Regular guests as well as journalists are also having background checks run against their names.

    Alex Jones also heard discussions between members of Bilderberg security about how sophisticated surveillance equipment using satellites was being used to tap phones of prominent activists and media personalities set to cover the event.

    Although well over a thousand people have signaled their intention to attend the protest, Bilderberg only expects around 500 to be in place at any one time.

    Alex Jones himself was contacted yesterday by Bryan Stolz, Director of Hotel Operations at Marriott International, who told Jones that his room booking was cancelled and that he and his crew would be banned from entering the premises of the hotel.

    People who are already staying at the hotel have had letters delivered to their rooms ordering them to leave the premises before noon on Thursday.

    We are also expecting to receive details of Bilderberg’s 2012 agenda within the next few hours. One topic of discussion already confirmed to be up for debate will be ecological issues and Agenda 21 – part of Bilderberg’s efforts to usher in a post-industrial revolution.

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012”

    If you are not familiar with the Bilderberg group, you should make yourself aware. The Clintons are members, along with very powerful people throughout the world.

    Here’s a hint: They are not for US

  6. Doc says:

    “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.

    …arrogance, personified. Yet our president bows to arabs & apologizes to muslims…

    …uuuhhh…Mr. McCain…what was that you were saying about how we have nothing to fear in this guy bein’ President? What was that, I couldn’t hear you…what…WHAT?!?!?!?!?!

  7. Doc says:

    …like rats from a sinkin’ ship…THIS-from th’ L.A. Times via DRUDGE…

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-artur-davis-former-prominent-obama-backer-leaves-democratic-party-20120530,0,269770.story

    NOT OFF TOPIC & MOST DEFINITELY ON POINT…