Obama Rewrites History, Admits Uncle in Attic

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.”

Unfortunately, Gavrilovic failed to notice the revisionism in Obama’s account of WWII. Fortunately, Ace of Spades and Say Anything Blog caught the gaffe:

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

5 thoughts on “Obama Rewrites History, Admits Uncle in Attic

  1. What a joke of a candidate! Since the vettting has started on Obama he has been such a disapointment. As a lifelong democrat, if he is our nominee I as many others will switch parties.
    Look at the real numbers, not the made up numbers the media gives you. Obama can not win in November.

  2. Mr. Obama’s lie is to link his great-uncle’s condition to concentration camps. Auschwitz is out of course. And the other camp, a work camp, was not as horrendous as Auschwitz and, by that time, the existence of concentration camps was known.

    His great-uncle’s condition was most likely caused by the war itself, a very common condition. From Omaha Beach to Berlin was not a picnic.

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  4. Liars generally get caught on the details. He won’t be giving many true details on his family background, will he? This week with Islam being so important a part of America, and its long history of “tolerance”. History is not Obama’s strongpoint…in fact he turns it around 180 degrees, nor is economics, religion, biology, ethics…he is a media creation with little substance, and that little substance seems to be dedicated to…well, not exactly the things that made America great.

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