Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Obama's Auschwitz Gaffe

Breaking news, breaking NEWS!

Forget Hillary taking bullets in Bosnia, Obama's uncle liberated Europe.

For crying out loud! The man's uncle served in Europe during WWII and his unit was among those that liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Obama said Auschwitz when he meant Buchenwald. People were murdered and shoved into ovens in both places. It is hardly the equivalent of a presidential candidate inventing out of whole cloth a story about being personally under fire when no such event ever occurred.

Whether he misspoke and said Auschwitz or Treblinka or Bergen Belsen is not terribly earth shattering. Except to over the top bloggers such as yourself who lack any sense of perspective or objectivity.

You did get one thing right. Obama's uncle liberated Europe. Just like my wife's uncle who was also there for the liberation of Buchenwald and her dad who earned his bronze star and purple heart in France.

Those guys are dead now, but I bet they wouldn't take any offense at someone mistakenly naming the wrong concentration camp. Having been under fire themselves and seeing others die in the service of their country, I think they might take exception to someone lying about being under fire though.
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