WH confirms Pres Obama has responded to a letter from Polish Pres Bronislaw Komorowski protesting Obama's reference to "polish death camp."—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 01, 2012
As Twitchy reported earlier this week, history is above President Obama’s pay grade. During a medal ceremony, he made reference to “Polish death camps,” sparking outrage and a demand for an apology from Poland’s Prime Minister. Looks like Poland will have to keep waiting.
More from ABC News:
President Obama wrote a letter to the president of Poland in which he expressed regret for his words during the Medal of Freedom ceremony in which he referred to World War II-era “Polish death camp” instead of a Nazi death camp in Germany-occupied Poland.
“In referring to ‘a Polish death camp’ rather than ‘a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland,’ I inadvertently used a phrase that has caused many Poles anguish over the years and that Poland has rightly campaigned to eliminate from public discourse around the world,” President Obama wrote. “I regret the error and agree that this moment is an opportunity to ensure that this and future generations know the truth.”
All about him; he will ensure future generations know the truth. Because, it is evidently too hard to learn basic history in school. It’s surprising that the Great Judaism Expert didn’t learn it in all his book reading. President Obama went on to say this:
As we all know, the Polish people suffered terribly under the brutal Nazi occupation during World War II.
You didn’t, apparently.
Worse, the White House is refusing to call it an apology.
Unbelievable. President Obama cannot even admit when he’s done something wrong. Ever. Apology? He can’t apologize for being super awesome; so much so that mere mortals don’t understand him. He just “regrets” that silly little people misunderstand him and his awesomely awesome ways. Insulted? Who cares if he accuses you of running death camps! You should thank your lucky stars that he deigns to speak about you, Poland! Plus, don’t you know that he only apologizes to terrorists? No wonder he won’t apologize to Poland; they don’t wish to kill us.
Don’t hold your breaths. Who has time between fundraisers anyway?