Monday, April 20, 2015

James Comey, Poland, and the Holocaust

Relations between the U.S. and Poland have been a mess since Obama took office.

Obama's record shows that he doesn't care at all.

From FOX News, the latest in the series of slights, missteps, and outright slaps at our ally, Poland:

Poland's Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to "protest and demand an apology," saying the head of the FBI suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.

FBI director James Comey made the remarks in an article about the need to educate about the Holocaust that was published by The Washington Post on Thursday. It was adapted from a speech he gave Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

In the article, Comey said, "In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other places didn't do something evil. They convinced themselves it was the right thing to do, the thing they had to do."

The words raised a storm among politicians in Poland, where the elderly still remember the brutality of the German occupation during World War II, in which more than 6 million Polish citizens were killed.

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said Comey's words were "unacceptable" in Poland.

"To those who are incapable of presenting the historic truth in an honest way, I want to say that Poland was not a perpetrator but a victim of World War II," Kopacz said. "I would expect full historical knowledge from officials who speak on the matter."
Obama has alienating and insulting our allies down to a science.

His presidency is seriously flawed.

The world is more unstable because of him.

And that's the Obama legacy.

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