May 27, 2008

Americans Liberated Auschwitz, Obama Claims

Soviet troops enter the concentration camp Auchwitz-Birkenau and rescue the people found there on January 27, 1945.

You do notice that the caption with the photo says SOVIET TROOPS, right?

Are you as flabbergasted as I am about how Obama keeps getting pass, after pass, on the things he says? It seems not to matter whether it is an out-and-out-lie, or whether he just "misspoke," he is excused, in one way, or another.. so when I saw the following post on a blog that tells it like it is, I asked my friend Donald Douglas, of American Power, for permission to cross-post.

Thanks, Donald!

I'm trying to get some work done today, tabulating final course grades, for example, and working on the summer syllabus, but this story's just too good not to share with readers. Purple Avenger reports that Barack Obama, in trying to pump up of family's miltary credentials, claimed that his uncle was part of the liberation armies the freed the Auschwitz concentration camp:

In one of his more egregious and easily demonstrated lies, made even more so by the day he decided to let it loose on, Obama has rewritten WWII history such that the allies liberated Auschwitz.

...Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz...

Auschwitz of course is in Poland. It was liberated by the Red Army on Jan 27 1945. Poland, on most maps is usually placed to the east of Germany, although we may need to investigate the geography textbooks the Messiah used as a child...

The Allies were wrapping up the battle of the bulge in late January of 1945 -- the Rhine crossings were still well into the future when Auschwitz was liberated. The first, the Remagen railway bridge which was discovered intact, was crossed on March 7 1945.

Of course it goes without saying that the media has thus far failed to call the Messiah on this apparently obviously outrageous lie. Unless Obama's "uncle" was serving in the Red Army, its a pretty safe bet he was many hundreds of miles from Auschwitz on its day of liberation.

What's worse, an "obviously outrageous lie" or Obama's demonstrable ignorance on a crucible of 20th-century history?

The right blogosphere's all over this, and thank goodness!
When Barack Obama thinks that meeting with hostile foes "without preconditions" is good foreign policy, it's evident the lessons of history have been lost on the Illinois Senator:

How woefully ignorant is the Democratic front-runner on matters of national security, international relations and the intractable conflicts that have plagued [American foreign policy] for decades?
Dreadfully ignorant, it appears, as is becoming more clear by the day.


rockync said...

This was posted on the 89th Infantry Division of WWII:
"Concerning the service of Mr. Charles Payne: C.T. Payne was a soldier in the 89th Infantry Division. He served in the 355th Infantry Regiment, Company K. The 355th Infantry Regiment was the unit to liberate Ohrdruf. Mr. Payne was there.

For those who seek to minimize the horrors of Ohrdruf since it was a 'work' camp and not a 'death' camp, we have but one word: shame. Ironically, this argument has been made to us time and time again by various Holocaust-deniers and other pro-Nazi groups. We will let the testimony of survivors and veterans speak for themselves."

Obama made a mistake in naming the camp - not unusual for someone who wasn't even born yet and probably heard these stories as a young boy. Mountains out of molehills and not very becoming. While I know you don't like this candidate, I would expect nothing less than fairness and accuracy.

Jan said...

While I know you don't like this candidate, I would expect nothing less than fairness and accuracy.

rockync..I take offense to that statement. You are right that I don't like the candidate, but I do try to be fair and accurate in the things I post on here...and speaking of being accurate, Obama should get HIS facts straight, when trying to play on the emotions of his devoted followers.

You are doing exactly the same thing as most of the media..making excuses for every thing he does, whether it is a misspoken statemtnt or an out-and- out lie. If either of the other candidates speak of anything that the media feels is questionable, they are all over them, non-stop.

As for my being fair, I am holding back much more than I am putting on here, all of which I have found through my own research. I think that there are going to be many more things brought to light about Obama before this whole thing is over..and much more serious matters than a simple misstatement.