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Obama the Gaffinator

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posted on May, 30 2008 @ 03:31 AM
Obama's latest Gaffes:

I had an uncle who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps. The story in our family was that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn't leave the house for six months, stated Obama, during what was billed as an important speech on veterans.

The fact is that U.S. troops did not liberate Auschwitz, a camp located deep inside Poland. The Soviet Red Army liberated it.

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. He fought in the name of a larger freedom, part of that arsenal of democracy that triumphed over evil, and he did not fight in vain.

Of course, this little snippet is false. Both Auschwitz and Treblinka were over-run by Soviet troops. In fact, Treblinka was razed to the ground years before the Red Army rumbled through what was left by the Nazis in its place, a field of flowers.

The Obama camp was quick, this time, to point out the senator was mistaken and meant that his great uncle entered Buchenwald.

Despite the clarification of which relative it was and which death camp it was, the Obama campaign made no mention of the fact that Obama has been getting it wrong since 2002.

ABC found that while campaigning in Missouri, Obama stated that U.S. military Arabic translators in Iraq are needed in Afghanistan.

"We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then it's harder for us to use them in Afghanistan," stated Obama.

Of course, Obama did not know that Afghans don't speak Arabic. The most common language in Afghanistan is Pashtun, followed by several other dialects. So to transfer the translators from Iraq to Afghanistan would be a worthless effort.

Obama also recently told the Orlando Sentinel that he would meet with Venezuela's dictator Hugo Chavez to discuss "his support of FARC in Colombia and other issues he would want to talk about."

However, the next day, Obama stated that any country supporting the Marxist guerillas of FARC should suffer "regional isolation."

"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems," stated Obama during a major policy speech on the U.S. military.

Again, the "unproven" part comes as news — this time to the crew of the USS Lake Erie. The Aegis cruiser has racked up a double-digit string of successful intercepts, including a two-fer shoot down of multiple missiles at the same time and the destruction of a defunct U.S. spy satellite traveling at over 18,000 miles an hour.

On a false Nuclear Bill:

So the only nuclear legislation that I've passed has been to make sure that the nuclear industry has to disclose whatever they emit anything that might be considered radioactive and share that with local and state communities. I just did that last year," stated Obama in Iowa in 2007.

What Obama forgot was his bill did not "pass" the Senate and become law.
The bill died in the full Senate basically due to Democrat infighting.

Like so many gaffes before and after, the Obama campaign quickly placed a caveat on the Senator's statement, saying that his proposal made so much sense that the nuclear industry started doing it on a "voluntary basis." Of course, no mention of why the senator said it passed when the record clearly shows it flopped.

[edit on 30-5-2008 by jetxnet]


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