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    Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp
    Fri Jun 5, 2009
    By David Alexander

    BUCHENWALD, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama took aim at those who deny the Holocaust -- including Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- when he made an emotional visit to the Buchenwald concentration camp on Friday. After telling a U.S. television network that Ahmadinejad should visit Buchenwald himself, Obama accompanied two survivors of the Holocaust and Chancellor Angela Merkel on a tour of the camp, outside Weimar in eastern Germany.

    "To this day we know there are those who insist the Holocaust never happened, a denial of a fact or truth that is baseless, ignorant and hateful," Obama said in a brief address. "This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts, a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history," he added. "I will not forget what I have seen here today. These sights have not lost their horror over time."

    Buchenwald survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, 80, accompanied Obama to the camp set up by the Nazis in 1937. An estimated 56,000 people were killed there.

    Obama and Merkel also visited the so-called Little Camp, where the conditions and treatment of prisoners were especially poor. Wiesel was kept there for some time. Little Camp was known as the Jewish Camp because nearly all of its about 2,000 prisoners were Jews -- Polish, French, Russian and Dutch. The camp's gatehouse is intact and the words "Jedem das Seine" ("To each his destiny") are carved into the iron gates.
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    Additional commentary be me is superfluous. I basically just wanted this event and these words chronicled here at Debate Politics.

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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Source: Reuters

    Additional commentary be me is superfluous. I basically just wanted this event and these words chronicled here at Debate Politics.
    Good for him.

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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Thankyou Tashah for posting this story.
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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    I would expect nothing less from an American or any other Western World head of state.

    I am waiting for the extremist wing of the Whacko Tacko right to accuse President Obama of apologizing for the holocaust. Ater they have accused him ( falsely of course ) of apologizing for evrything else which he did not.
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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    I would expect nothing less from an American or any other Western World head of state.

    I am waiting for the extremist wing of the Whacko Tacko right to accuse President Obama of apologizing for the holocaust. Ater they have accused him ( falsely of course ) of apologizing for evrything else which he did not.
    Here we go with another closet lefty posing as an "Indepedent".
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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Here we go with another closet lefty posing as an "Indepedent".
    What does such a claim on your part have to do with what he said? I understand his point is hard to argue with, but you could have at least tried. You seem to have to default to attacking posters instead of what they say alot. It seems as if you are pretty overmatched by most of those on the left in actual debate on topics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    I would expect nothing less from an American or any other Western World head of state.
    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    I am waiting for the extremist wing of the Whacko Tacko right to accuse President Obama of apologizing for the holocaust. Ater they have accused him ( falsely of course ) of apologizing for evrything else which he did not.
    As if moonbats on the left don't exist. Every group has it's fringe element, so your statement is basically worthless.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What does such a claim on your part have to do with what he said? I understand his point is hard to argue with, but you could have at least tried. You seem to have to default to attacking posters instead of what they say alot. It seems as if you are pretty overmatched by most of those on the left in actual debate on topics.
    I have to admit I am kind of tired of the many liberals here who try and say they are moderate all the time ranting about the right. To be honest I am probably more moderate then most of them.

    Anyway, this is derailing the thread.

    Obama did a good thing with bashing Holocaust deniers, no doubt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    I think this was a very important thing the President did. There seems to be a very dishonest, despicable campaign being waged that Obama is trying to weaken Israel and side with "the enemy."

    Obama is committed to Israel as an ally. Like friends sometimes do, you have to confront them over their behavior. This is not abandoning them and siding with the enemy.

    Obama has confirmed where he stands. The U.S. is an ally of Israel, and we will support her and help ensure her survival on his watch.
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    Re: Obama slams Holocaust deniers at concentration camp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Source: Reuters

    Additional commentary be me is superfluous. I basically just wanted this event and these words chronicled here at Debate Politics.
    To be honest Tashah, I would actually appreciate reading your opinion on this event. You have a unique perspective. Given all the partisan knives that are flying regarding Obama and Israel, what does this visit and speech mean to you?

    Thanks.
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