As you probably already heard President Obama, yesterday, awarded the Medal of Freedom to known Socialist Dolores Huerta. While that may not come as a suprise to many people some of what followed might shock even the the most liberal thinkers. Yes indeed it was a busy day for the Obama administration, when the clean-up crew was called in to do damage control on another stupid remark made my the president himself to Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski at that same awards ceremony.
The president was honoring Jan Karski with the Medal of Freedom when he stated, “…’into the Warsaw ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself.” Karski, a Polish Catholic, was smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. He witnessed the Nazis deporting hundreds of thousands of Warsaw’s Jews to the gas chambers of Treblinka. While walking through the ghetto, he saw corpses piled in the gutter, children clothed in rags, the emptiness of men and women slumped against decrepit buildings. Even if you don’t know the name of Karski most literate people know the German’s occupied Poland and to say anything to the contrary is just plain ignorance.
The Polish Foreign Minister, Radek Sikorski, tweeted: “The White House will apologize for this outrageous error.” Sikorski said the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will make a statement. He said, “It’s a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.” Once again President Obama said something stupid, yet he will find a way to pass his lack of knowledge onto someone else. God forbid he take any responsibility. The teleprompters are always to blame, but someone put the notes on the teleprompter and even while reading it he should have known what is historically correct information.
I guess the bigger question might be, “Where is the media on this one?”