Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Smart Power?

For a supposedly smart "off-the-charts" President he sure is stupid at times.

It was the Germans who ran the camps in Poland like Auchwitz, where my mother was a "guest" of the Nazis.

See?  The sign at the entrance to the camp is in German, not Polish, or "Austrian" (As President Obama once said the German-speaking Austrians spoke).

Polish Premier Demands U.S. Response to Obama Death Camp Remark
Poland demanded a “strong and clear response” from the U.S. after President Barack Obama’s mention of a “Polish death camp” while honoring a Pole who told the world about the Holocaust.

“We can’t accept such words in Poland, even if they are spoken by a leader of an allied country,” Prime Minister Donald Tusk told journalists in Warsaw today. “Saying Polish concentration camps is as if there was no German responsibility, no Hitler.”

Since, 2004 Poland has sought clarifications from several news outlets for the use of a phrase “Polish concentration camps” that were run by the Nazis during the country’s occupation in the World War II, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website. The government has convinced publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle to stop using the phrase.

The rest of the story: