I think Poland needs to be a little less sensitive. It was a comment on geography not politics.
The other day President Obama referred in a speech to a World War Two tragedy using the phrase “polish death camps” referring to concentrations camps in Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Gross-Rosen, Majdanek, Sobibor, Stutthof and Treblinka.
The Polish Prime Minster Donald Tusk was offended and demanded an apology.
“When someone says ‘Polish death camps,’ it is as if there were no Nazis, no German responsibility, as if there were no Hitler. That is why our Polish sensitivity in these situations is so much more than just simply a feeling of national pride.”
Mr. Task has a point, but only that. Poland was occupied by the Nazi regime of Germany and since there was no Polish government in authority it was under German control and therefore it was not Polish.
To make an incident out of Mr. Obama’s choice of words is a bit much.
America will always honor the great patriots of freedom and democracy from Poland who fought in our war of Independence. Thaddeus Kosciusko comes to mind and there were many more.