So Barack is going to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, less of a Nazi slaughterhouse and more of a slave labor camp for most of WWII. Still, over 56,000 people losts their lives in this horriffic place (which also housed famed Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel). What will Obama do there? Offer heartfelt condolences and a "never again" speech (which he will likely tie in to every so-called "oppressed" group on the planet, including the planet itself)?
Don't believe the hype, says Obama's own uncle. In an interview with German weekly Der Speigel, we hear from Charles Payne, who Obama made famous by claiming (incorrectly) that he liberated Auschwitz:
SPIEGEL: Mr. Payne, early in June your great-nephew, President Barack Obama, will visit the former concentration camp Buchenwald, which you helped liberate at the end of the war. Will he be travelling in your footsteps?
Charles Payne: I don't buy that. I was quite surprised when the whole thing came up and Barack talked about my war experiences in Nazi Germany. We had never talked about that before. This is a trip that he chose, not because of me I'm sure, but for political reasons.
More, from Newsmax:
Payne told Spiegel that he was shocked to see his war experience, especially his "liberation" of a concentration camp, used in campaign commercials. He said he had never spoken with his nephew about the matter, nor did Obama ever express any interest in Payne's experience.
“I was quite surprised when the whole thing came up and Barack talked about my war experiences in Nazi Germany,” Payne said. “We had never talked about that before.”
Payne doesn’t know where Obama came up with the fictitious Auschwitz connection...
“He couldn't have gotten it from me since we had never talked about this particular episode in the war,” said Payne.
But to Obama (and to liberals in general) it's less about caring, and more about being percieved to be caring. His own flesh and blood says he never asked, never cared, about the Nazi carnage. But now that it affects Barack, Barack has to sound as if he cares, and with the help of the TOTUS and a gullible Euro audience, he will.
But don't be fooled. There is nothing from the heart forthcoming. Only political calculation, as his uncle states.
Then Baracky is off to Dresden, to do...what? Apologize for the Allied firebombing of this Nazi industrial city? Compare the Allied attack against the Axis war machine to the German enslavement and murder of millions of civilians, and finding them morally equivilent?
Just wait. Obama may not care a whit about physical carnage, but he is about to show us what a moral atrocity looks like...