The Jewish community is a bit leery of Sen. Obama as it is, but being so utterly clueless about World War 2 history may send more than a few of them into the Hillary camp, if not McCain’s.
Obama took the occasion of Memorial Day to offer this bit of historical revision (blatant lie?) in a speech in New Mexico:
“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.”
As a politician it’s expected Obama or any other politician would, shall we say “embellish” a story or anecdote from thier personal family history. It kind of goes with the territory, just ask “cork-screw landing under sniper-fire” Clinton.
Having said that, there is zero excuse for being so arrogant to actually believe people wouldn’t notice it was the Soviets that liberated Auschwitz not some mythical “American brigade.”
Obama relates the story is part of a “family legend,” but for someone so highly educated, and assuming he actually believes the “legend” and it isn’t a lie in the truest sense, it says a lot about just how close he is to being a blithering idiot and never learned and cared enough to learn the basic facts of what happened in Europe during WWII.