The PJ Tatler

One More Thing About Obama's 'Polish Death Camp' Remark

The official citation for the medal, as described by the White House, read that Karski had “worked as a courier, entering the Warsaw ghetto and the Nazi Izbica transit camp, where he saw first-hand the atrocities occurring under Nazi occupation.”

So Obama’s speechwriters, and Obama himself, must have ignored the information present in their own citation when writing Obama’s remarks. Not only was the death camp not “Polish” (although it was in Poland), it was actually a transit camp and not a death camp–and that information was already known to them, or should have been.

Maybe Obama should fire his speechwriter and hire the citation-writer to fact-check his speeches.