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Obama doesn’t have to write “I will not call them Polish death camps” on the blackboard 100 times

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But close enough. The Smartest President Ever, the living, breathing deity who restored America’s standing in the world after the evils of the Bush era — Predator drones? What Predator drones? — seriously ticked off the Poles the other day. The issue hasn’t gone away just because he wants it to, and now, in an undoubtedly ego-bruising development, he’s been forced to publicly apologize.

The Hill reports:

President Obama has penned a letter of apology expressing “regret” over using the phrase “Polish death camps” in a ceremony earlier this week, which has drawn heavy criticism from Polish officials.

“In referring to ‘a Polish death camp’ rather than ‘a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland,’ I inadvertently used a phrase that has caused many Poles anguish over the years and that Poland has rightly campaigned to eliminate from public discourse around the world,” Obama wrote in a letter released by the Polish government. “I regret the error and agree that this moment is an opportunity to ensure that this and future generations know the truth.”

Nicely done. It would’ve been ever nicer if Obama had said this to begin with, instead of letting it drag out, but that would mean admitting error. Which is to be avoided at all costs. Hey, how do you say “unbridled narcissist” in Austrian?

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Jim Treacher