May 27, 2008

McCain's old; Obama's excuse?

Barack Obama and his memory of World War II:

Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” Obama said. “That’s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need – that’s why it’s so important.”

As Ace notes, Auschwitz is in Poland. It was liberated by the Red Army on Jan 27 1945.

Video here.

Posted by Hube at May 27, 2008 08:16 PM | TrackBack

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Hmmm, The Obama gets a pass from MSM?

How shocking.

Posted by: Shirley at May 28, 2008 08:00 AM

Nope, I have to defend Obama - it was his great uncle, not his uncle, and it was Buchenwald, not Auschwitz. Can you blame him for saying Auschwitz instead? It resonates more powerfully, and most young people have never heard of places like Buchenwald, Treblinka, Belsen, Maidenek, or Chelmno, but they might have seen Schindler's List, so he just sexed it up a bit. Remember, words matter - not facts.

Posted by: G Rex at May 28, 2008 11:03 AM