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Philosophia
May 28th, 2008, 07:54 AM
Obama mistaken on name of Nazi death camp

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Barack Obama campaign said Tuesday the candidate mistakenly referred to the wrong Nazi death camp when relating the story of a great-uncle who helped liberate the camps in World War II.

The Democratic presidential candidate said the story is accurate except that the camp was Buchenwald, not Auschwitz.

"Senator Obama's family is proud of the service of his grandfather and uncles in World War II especially the fact that his great-uncle was a part of liberating one of the concentration camps at Buchenwald," campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement. "Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling of his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically."

From here (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080528/ap_on_el_pr/obama_nazi_camp).

Laisrean
May 28th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Big deal. He was still a lot more accurate about this than Hillary was when she gave her account of how she and daughter Chelsea single-handedly liberated the death camps in Bosnia whilst under sniper-fire. 8O

Xander67
May 28th, 2008, 08:14 AM
Big deal. He was still a lot more accurate about this than Hillary was when she gave her account of how she and daughter Chelsea single-handedly liberated the death camps in Bosnia whilst under sniper-fire. 8O

Suddenly the visual of Chelsea ala Rambette has me sorta drooling..:weirdsmil

memnoch
May 28th, 2008, 10:23 AM
maybe Auschwitz and Buchenwald are 2 of the 57 states he has visited

Wolfpoet
May 28th, 2008, 02:34 PM
You yanks sure like your politics dirty.

Ulfurskona
May 28th, 2008, 02:39 PM
aren't all politics dirty?

Wolfpoet
May 28th, 2008, 03:22 PM
aren't all politics dirty?

British politics have an unspoken arrangement, they don't air affairs or dirty secrets till AFTER an election.

We don't like to spoil the fun.

Tigerlily
May 28th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Big whoop. George Bush can't even speak English!

pawnman
May 29th, 2008, 08:26 AM
It doesn't surprise me that Obama doesn't know his history.

It DOES surprise me that, with the staff he has, he couldn't have had this researched ahead of time.