Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Obama fudges facts

"I had an uncle who was ... part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps," Obama said.

"And the story in our family was is that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn't leave the house for six months," he said.

The Republican National Committee quickly pointed out that the Red Army had liberated Auschwitz in 1945, not American forces.

The spin from the Obama camp. He mixed up Auschwitz, an extermination camp in Poland (where 1 million people died) with Buchenwald a forced labor camp in Germany (where 50,000 people died).

Hmm. Clearly the mistake as on purpose considering that it was memorial day. How do you miz up Auschwitz?

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