Thanks to a link from one of my Obama-admiring commenters (thank you, Robert), we learn that Obama's tales of Americans liberating Auschwitz didn't start this weekend. He was telling similar stories about his grandfather back in 2002, in his now-famous Iraq speech, which I'd never previously read:My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton's army. He saw the dead and dying across the fields of Europe; he heard the stories of fellow troops who first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka.
The first troops to enter those two camps (in Poland) were Soviet troops, so unless Patton was leading them, this can't be true.
Here is a link to the speech as quoted in Wikisource.
In the speech reveals his priorities: not he worldwide battle against Islamofascism. A battle that is not contained in a single man, Osama, but is contained in a creed that is poisoning a billion people. Instead he claims to believe that the Bush adminsitration is willing to see thousands of servicemen die to distract attention from (in his words)
What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income – to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression.
If this is cynical manipulation of a gullible crowd, it is simply evil. If he honestly believes this he is mentally unbalanced.
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