Barack Obama has proven to be very prone to misstatements. You wouldn’t know that reading the Agenda Media’s articles. This time, he won’t be so fortunate. This time refers to Obama’s stating that his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz:
Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. â€œNow obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just werenâ€™t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,â€ Obama said. â€œThatâ€™s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need â€“ thatâ€™s why itâ€™s so important.â€
This is utterly laughable. Ace of Spades explains:
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.
By saying this, Sen. Obama is following in a time-tested tradition within the Democratic Party’s upper crust. Obama’s story that his uncle liberated Auschwitz isn’t dramatically different than Bill Clinton recoiling when he heard of black churches burning, Hillary’s being named after Sir Edmund Hillary or the memories “seared…seared” in John Kerry’s memory that he was in Cambodia on orders from President Nixon on Christmas, 1968.
Sen. Obama’s uncle didn’t help liberate Auschwitz. Bill Clinton didn’t remember black churches burning. Hillary was born years before Sir Edmund Hillary scaled Everest. Kerry wasn’t illegally in Cambodia at the orders of “President Nixon” on Christmas, 1968 because Nixon wasn’t inaugurated as president until January, 1969.
Sen. Obama is the ultimate empty suit. In addition to claiming that his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz, he also made a major gaffe during his Memorial Day speech:
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today, our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
Memorial Day is when we memorialize soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Hopefully, someone can explain the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day before that holiday rolls around. Here’s what Wiki says about Memorial Day:
Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country.
Compare that with what Wiki says about Veterans Day:
Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans.
Sen. Obama is proving on a nearly daily basis that he knows next to nothing about America, whether we’re talking about American history or American foreign policy. I’ve seen liberal presidential candidates before. I’m used to the things they’ve said. Sen. Obama goes well beyond the usual vapidity, though. As the Lady Logician says, “I think he’s just out-Tuzla’d Hillary.” I couldn’t agree more.
Cross-posted at California Conservative