Friday, May 08, 2009

Barry O To Visit His Uncle's Concentration Camp

Remember back during the campaign when Barry O misremembered which concentration camp his great uncle helped liberate?
Barack Obama's campaign scrambled Tuesday to set the record straight after the Democratic presidential candidate said on Memorial Day that his uncle helped liberate the Auschwitz death camp at the end of World War II.

There were two obvious problems with the tale: Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Army, and Obama's American mother was an only child.

As the Republican National Committee seized on the discrepancies, Obama's campaign clarified that the Illinois senator was actually referring to his "great uncle," and that he had confused Auschwitz with another concentration camp. The campaign said he meant to refer to Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
Simple mistake, right? All is forgiven because he is The One. Well, Barry is going to make things right with another PR stop and in the process continue his world-wide apology tour. Supposedly he has plans to visit Germany and while there he will visit Buchenwald.

President Obama is preparing to follow in the footsteps of his great uncle Charlie, with a visit to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany when he returns to Europe this summer.
The site is laden with historic and personal significance for the President. More than 50,000 people died at the camp before its liberation in April, 1945 by American soldiers, including Charlie Payne, the uncle of Mr Obama’s mother.
However, like I said, though this is really just one more stop on his "I'm sorry we kicked your ass in the past" tour. They ought to print up t-shirts like the rock bands do when they go on world tours.
But he will be aware of the sensibilities of his German hosts before the D-Day commemoration and by traveling to Dresden — a city destroyed by ferocious Allied bombing in February 1945 — Mr Obama will also acknowledge how Germany suffered during the Second World War.
Nice message, huh? Sure, you killed millions of people in the most hideous ways imaginable, but hey, we weren't any better.

BTW, that picture came from that web site that ran all the pictures of the liberals apologizing after they lost the 2004 election. Ironic, huh?

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