Speaking to a crowd in Las Cruces, N.M., on Memorial Day, Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama revealed two things:
- That historians had made grievous errors in recording the events and circumstances of World War II; and
- That his uncle had lived in an attic for six months after returning from Europe after that war.
Maria Gavrilovic at the CBS News ‘From the Road’ blog reported the following:
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.”
Now, is Obama so ignorant of history that he doesn’t know that the Soviets, not the Americans, liberated Auschwitz (located in Poland), or is Obama now simply flaunting the fact that the press will cover for him, no matter what he says?
As for the uncle in the attic, hey, everyone has a relative with issues, so I can’t fault him on that account.
Caricature courtesy Political Graffiti