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Barack Obama must be the most gaffe-prone politician in memory. He delivered a Memorial Day speech in New Mexico. After greeting the local Democratic Party dignitaries, he began:

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
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Memorial Day honors those who have died in our nation's military service. Is it possible that Obama does not know this? Sometimes the things that come out of his mouth defy understanding.

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Yep, seems that ol' barack even has some kin in the old Soviet communist party er something like that...... He hasn't really got his story straight on this one yet....

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - The Barack Obama campaign said Tuesday the candidate mistakenly referred to the wrong Nazi death camp when relating the story of a great uncle who helped liberate the camps in World War II.

The Democratic presidential candidate said the story is accurate except that the camp was Buchenwald, not Auschwitz.

``Senator Obama's family is proud of the service of his grandfather and uncles in World War II - especially the fact that his great uncle was a part of liberating one of the concentration camps at Buchenwald,'' campaign spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement. ``Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling of his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically.''

Aides said Tuesday that his grandmother's brother, Charlie Payne, helped liberate a Buchenwald sub-camp in April 1945 as part of the 89th Infantry Division.

In a meeting Monday with veterans, Obama discussed the importance of improving treatment for soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress. To illustrate his point, he talked about his own family.

``I had an uncle who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps. The story in our family was that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn't leave the house for six months,'' Obama said. ``Now, obviously something had really affected him, but at that time there just weren't the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain.''

Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet forces as they marched across Poland in January 1945. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum says Americans liberated several death camps in Germany, including Buchenwald, Dachau and Mauthausen.

``On April 4, 1945, the 89th overran Ohrdruf, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Ohrdruf was the first Nazi concentration camp liberated by U.S. troops in Germany,'' according to the museum. ``A week later, on April 12, Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, and Omar Bradley visited Ohrdruf to see, firsthand, evidence of Nazi atrocities against concentration camp prisoners.''

Obama's mistaken mention of the camp on Monday quickly generated Internet chatter, ranging from puzzlement to outrage. The Republican Party demanded an explanation.

``It was Soviet troops that liberated Auschwitz, so unless his uncle was serving in the Red Army, there's no way Obama's statement yesterday can be true,'' said Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.
 

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Obama to me is what John Kerry was 4 years ago, A washed up pos that will say anything for votes. If he could win the election by eating a **** burger he would do it on camera and ask for 2nd`s. :?
 

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Obama to me is what John Kerry was 4 years ago, A washed up pos that will say anything for votes. If he could win the election by eating a **** burger he would do it on camera and ask for 2nd`s. :?
Sounds like every presidential canidate i have seen
 

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If he could win the election by eating a **** burger he would do it on camera and ask for 2nd`s.
Sounds like every presidential canidate i have seen
Bravo Zulu.

A better analogy: If truth was a pile of ****, presidential canidate's would not even get a smell.
 
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