…about that “Polish death camp” remark of Obama’s. According to Powerline’s Scott Johnson, the citation for the medal 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 a transit camp and not a death camp, and that information was already known to them.
Maybe Obama should fire his speechwriter and hire the citation-writer to fact-check his speeches.