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Friday, 1 June 2012

Obama - nearly as dumb as Cameron

Cameron is not the only world leader with no knowledge whatsoever of history. Cameron famously claimed that the UK was the 'junior partner' to the US when we both fought the Nazis together in 1940, completely ignorant of the fact that the US was to remain at peace with the Nazis for a further two years from the dawn of 1940, when we stood alone against Hitler. 

And now Obama has outraged Poland with a reference to 'the Polish death camps'. The gaffe came in the citation for a US Medal of Freedom award to Jan Karski. President Komorowski immediately wrote to Obama, and received a written and grovelling response yesterday in which Obama says he should have referred to the Nazi death camps in German occupied Poland. 

The story plastered the front page of the Gazeta here and has left many Poles dismayed that the US leader should have been so ignorant of something that remains of great importance to the Poles.


Scrobs... said...

"the US was to remain at peace with the Nazis for a further two years from the dawn of 1940, when we stood alone against Hitler."

Fight now, pay later.

And we did.

Ian R Thorpe said...

They should be in Hollywood.

Dumb and Dumber. Bammy is certain;y dumber however, he seen convinced that Agrentina owned the Falklands before the nasty British annexed the islands.

banned said...

I expect he thinks tht the filthy British annexed the USA as foreign occupiers until their gallant Revolution saw us off.

Anonymous said...

I blame the Kenyan history curriculum.

Rush-is-Right said...

It's these little things that are very revealing of his lack of character. Poles, Germans, just a bunch of white Europeans, all the same to him.

Never mind, just 5 months now, then he's toast.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Chicago kid's infinity credit card [spend, spend, spend the Krugman way] economic miracle is coming off the rails too.

Falklands, Poland, Kenya, bad memory and or selective memory - you choose.

But if the economy tanks, he is dead meat.

Anonymous said...

The economy will tank it will go down like a lead balloon with an anchor tied to it.
Current regimes will fall.

DizzyRingo said...

The good thing is that there are a lot of ex pat Poles in the US so, hopefully, they won't be voting for him....

Ti Davis USA said...

I know you love to bash Mr. Cameron but I have to disagree on this one.

barky is way dumber than Cameron could ever hope to be. All that choom don't ya know. Upon proof that Cameron has intentionally destroyed his own braincells, barky, will always be dumber.