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.