Obamateurism of the Day; Update: Quote phony?

posted at 8:05 am on May 1, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

I mentioned this yesterday as part of the coverage for the 100 Days presser, but the reaction from Irish Central to Barack Obama’s use of Winston Churchill as a paragon of opposition to torture is too priceless to pass up. Niall O’Dowd reaches new heights of eloquence in his disgust:

President Barack Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, must be turning over in his grave.

Winston Churchill — the man who ordered his torture during the Kenyan war of independence — was being praised by his grandson for not using torture. What a laugh.

Obama cited Britain as a country that never resorted to torture during war during his prime-time press conference on Tuesday night.

“London was being bombed to smithereens [and] had 200 or so detainees. And Churchill said, ‘We don’t torture,’” Obama said. “Churchill understood, you start taking shortcuts, and over time, that corrodes what’s best in a people.”

Excuse me, Mr. President: Churchill did condone torture and he did use torture — and advocated using poison gas and concentration camps. And he was quite proud to do so, writing about it frequently as a means to an end.

I don’t know whose Kool-Aid Obama was drinking, but it must have been supplied by the British Embassy in bucketfuls.

I wonder when the Churchill bust will come back to the White House.

Update: And it turns out that the quote was phony anyway, via Jonah Goldberg:

While it’s nice to hear the President invoke Sir Winston, the quotation is unattributed and almost certainly incorrect. While Churchill did express such sentiments with regard to prison inmates, he said no such thing about prisoners of war, enemy combatants or terrorists, who were in fact tortured by British interrogators during World War II.

The word “torture” appears 156 times in my digital transcript of Churchill’s 15 million published words (books, articles, speeches, papers) and 35 million words about him–but not once in the subject context. Similarly, key phrases like “character of a country” or “erodes the character” do not track. …

Churchill spoke frequently about torture, mostly enemy murders of civilians. His daughter once told me, “He would have done anything to win the war, and I daresay he had to do some pretty rough things–but they didn’t unman him.” But if Churchill is on record about “enhanced interrogation,” his words have yet to surface.

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Obama, Imbecile in Chief or Liar in chief…

doriangrey on May 1, 2009 at 8:10 AM

There is virtually nothing too important or too unimportant for Obama to lie about.

This seems to be the defining characteristic of the Democrap Party now, as it was with Clinton – if you need a story to support your idiotic personal viewpoint, just make one up. The press never checks out things we say.

Jaibones on May 1, 2009 at 8:10 AM

I don’t understand, this is supposed to be an educated man. Is he this stupid or is he just arrogantly lying because he knows he can get away with it?

conservnut on May 1, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Obama 100 days, 1000 lies….

doriangrey on May 1, 2009 at 8:12 AM

I wonder when the Churchill bust will come back to the White House.

After the America-hating junta is thrown out of power and held responsible for their crimes, up to and including treason.

progressoverpeace on May 1, 2009 at 8:13 AM

See 100 days ago Churchill did not torture so it must be so. All the real history and events that happened well that’s no longer true as of 100 days ago.

Brat4life on May 1, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Maybe,Obama hanged out a little too long with Al(who
invented the internet)Gore!!

canopfor on May 1, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Is he this stupid or is he just arrogantly lying because he knows he can get away with it?

conservnut on May 1, 2009 at 8:11 AM

The Precedent’s incredibly stupid, but he gets a real kick out of just lying, anyway. He loves making up the most ridiculous stories and then laughing about how (he thinks) everyone believes him.

progressoverpeace on May 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM

The new way to spell treason… OBAMA…..

doriangrey on May 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM

After the war, in reference to the Nuremberg trials, Churchill said “Humanity, not legality, must be our guide.”

And he wasn’t referring to installing a jacuzzi in Goering’s cell.

Shy Guy on May 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM

London was being bombed to smithereens [and] had 200 or so detainees.

“detainees”? Is that what they called them back then?

forest on May 1, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Wait a tic,here he goes again,

Obama is creating his own history!

Or,is it legends in his own mind,
or sumpin like dat!!!!!!!!

canopfor on May 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM

You tell a lie all the time ,prople will think it’s the trurh

steviedfromnc on May 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM

1. Obama is a liar. For me, this is a given.

2. Water-boarding is no less torturous than having a bi-weekly BHO presser televised on all the networks but the CW.

bluelightbrigade on May 1, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Obama is banking on people who are right leaning just hearing the words “Chruchill” “torture” “wrong” and just blindly believing it like many on the left do. That’s how Democrats do persuasion.

myrenovations on May 1, 2009 at 8:20 AM

It’s TOTUS’ fault!

pugwriter on May 1, 2009 at 8:22 AM

When the MSM whore lickspittle’s said Oflyby made history, they weren’t kidding; he makes his own history on a daily basis.

Bishop on May 1, 2009 at 8:23 AM

What will Liberals make of this,or how will they defend it!

You heard wrong,
obviously you misinterpreted it,
you took it out of context,
thats not what he meant,
your putting words in his mouth,
thats the way you wanted to hear it,
everthing Obama says,you get wrong,
if you read it slowly,you’ll get the correct meaning,
or… … …,————————-(Sarc).

canopfor on May 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM

well, bambi sure is a liar. but this reference to Churchill, one of the greatest men to ever live, could easily have been researched.

bambi’s office does no research on any topic except his polls.

kelley in virginia on May 1, 2009 at 8:26 AM

I am so busy patting myself on the back that I can hardly type….
As Obama was talking about Churchill the other night I was thinking “an Obamateurism if I ever heard one.”

Thanks Ed.

CarolynM on May 1, 2009 at 8:39 AM

It’s not about research. Serial lying is one of the hallmark characteristics of the narcissist. He will lie when he needs to lie, but he’ll also lie when he doesn’t need to lie, just to keep in practice. He doesn’t give a rip about being “caught out” in a lie. His outrageous lying (the more outrageous, the better, as far as he’s concerned) is just another way of giving the middle finger to those who don’t worship him.

labwriter on May 1, 2009 at 8:41 AM

What the hell was Obama thinking?

That quote I could turn around and say “What the hell is the writer thinking?”
Obama doesn’t think, his whole leadership style is based on knee-jerk reactions. His reactions are based on his decades of being immersed in a society who thinks that conservative views are designed to destroy America, and that only a “revolution” of liberal thought can save it…any liberal thought.

right2bright on May 1, 2009 at 8:48 AM

you start taking shortcuts, and over time, that corrodes what’s best in a people

Kinda like that shortcut that passes around capitalism and goes straight to socialism…

garry on May 1, 2009 at 8:51 AM

It’s not about research. Serial lying is one of the hallmark characteristics of the narcissist. He will lie when he needs to lie, but he’ll also lie when he doesn’t need to lie, just to keep in practice. He doesn’t give a rip about being “caught out” in a lie…

labwriter on May 1, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Exactly, those of us (most of us) who don’t use that tactic get caught up in it because none of us think that someone would be so bold as to lie so openly.
And not to just keep in practice, but it is because it is in his soul…they can’t help themselves, and they are so adapt at it, so refined, that they know how to leave an “out”.
And the ally now is the MSM, if they “outed” him, then they would look the fool to have so heavily invested in him.

right2bright on May 1, 2009 at 8:52 AM

Live by the Dish, die by the Dish

drjohn on May 1, 2009 at 8:52 AM

I have to defend Obambi here. I don’t think he lied, I think he’s just ignorant by believing what the teleprompter feeds him. :(

poxoma on May 1, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Is this man a pathological liar, or does he think he’s so important to the world that everybody will give him a pass… Maybe he just says what others write. Maybe he simply has a very low intellectual capability. Maybe he thinks all of us have never studied history. Maybe he is such a narcissist, he actually believes he can rewrite history with his powerful oneness.

Keemo on May 1, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Doesn’t matter if it was true. All that matters is that That One got the Obama = Churchill thought out there.

Caper29 on May 1, 2009 at 8:55 AM

More important than any mistakes or outright lies the president is how they are covered. The vast number of Americans don’t read blogs and it’s a lead pipe cinch that the media isn’t going to call him out. The media doesn’t consist of learned people who’s expertise lies in history, economics, ethics, or anything else they are assigned to cover. Their knowledge lies in reading a teleprompter, finding the red light on the camera and pretzeling dialog to endorse or vilify a particular belief.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Obama Transparency: Sims HUD

Democrat Presidents and their corrupt HUD Chiefs, Henry Cisneros ring-ring.

maverick muse on May 1, 2009 at 9:07 AM

He’s too busy taking prime time tv to focus on congratulating himself for his glorious 100 days to worry about whether what comes out of his mouth is fact or fiction, and his adoring fans don’t care.

scalleywag on May 1, 2009 at 9:08 AM

he think he’s so important to the world that everybody will give him a pass

BINGO!

scalleywag on May 1, 2009 at 9:09 AM

There is virtually nothing too important or too unimportant for Obama to lie about.

Jaibones on May 1, 2009 at 8:10 AM

He threw his own grandfather under the bus!

keebs on May 1, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I don’t understand, this is supposed to be an educated man. Is he this stupid or is he just arrogantly lying because he knows he can get away with it?

conservnut on May 1, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Obama doesn’t know and what’s worse is that he doesn’t know that he doesn’t know. He has the special confidence of those immersed in academia who believe that a degree in one field of study implies mastery in all fields of study. Those who have spent time in the business world quickly realize their limits. Those in academia are rarely called upon to face theirs.

PackerBronco on May 1, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Not exposing this guy’s lies makes the media his accomplice. There’s absolutely no excuse for failing to point out his mistake/lie. These people aren’t journalists in the true sense of the word anymore, they’re lapdogs.

scalleywag on May 1, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Ya know maybe we have been thinking about the wrong Marx……Perhaps the man behind the curtain who is running the sock puppet presidency is Chico Marx from the Marx brothers Movie “Duck Soup”, to paraphrase Groucho:
Gentlemen, Obama here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you: he really is an idiot.

Obama is historically illiterate, he obviously knows nothing about Churchill. Maybe Soros wrote that speech while on AF1 strafing lower Manhattan last week.

batterup on May 1, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Hey Obooba, take another look at Winston’s views of torture. And while yer at it, here’s what Winston thought of your paterfamilas’s religion just for good measure:

WINSTON CHURCHILL ON ISLAM – IN 1899!

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many
countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet
rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid
qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa,
raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell
the civilization of ancient Rome.”

-Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).
1 November 2005 – Australia.

Akzed on May 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Obama understands what Churchill said, and he was telling us what he meant to say.

BlueCollarAstronaut on May 1, 2009 at 9:17 AM

I mean seriously…does this administration not have a room full of fact checkers?

Google it, for goodness’ sake!

ladyingray on May 1, 2009 at 9:19 AM

“peace for our time” Churchill?

the_nile on May 1, 2009 at 9:19 AM

I don’t think O is some much of a liar as he is a puppet for the left. He is no more than a dancing chicken for the liberal circus. I think the guy running the teleprompter has more control than he does.

drjeep on May 1, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Demoncraps just make it up as they go along. I think this is eventually going to be their fundamental weakness: underestimating the intelligence of what I hope is a majority of Americans, combined with their blatant disregard of facts.

mr.blacksheep on May 1, 2009 at 9:28 AM

The Churchill Bust: Obama or Bust!

I linked yesterday to the report from India during WWII. Churchill ordered India to ally with the Allies. India agreed, but requested independence following the war’s conclusion. Churchill arrested the Indian Congress. And when the subsequent famine in Bengal occurred, Churchill boycotted any relief aid to the mass population starvation. The British had plenty of precedence; they used their superiority complex to invoke God’s wrath on Ireland during their great potato famine and mass starvation blamed on their indolence and lack of work ethic, all the while exporting all food crops from Ireland to feed the English and sell for British profit.

I do admire Churchill and I do admire the British puck as much as I do the Irish, the Yankee Know-How and the endearing red-neck wherever the hard working people are.

Recognizing a human weakness does not prevent respect for the person of immense greatness.

The huge dichotomy between Churchill and Obama, naturally, distinguishes between their politics and subsequent cultural directions.

We knew Churchill. And Obama is no Churchill.

Churchill abhorred Socialism.
Churchill battled and defeated Germanic Socialists in war.
Churchill battled subsequent Socialism at home in Britain.
Obama IS Socialism.
Obama The Delinquent is pissing on Churchill.

maverick muse on May 1, 2009 at 9:29 AM

I think someone smoking some good shit in the white house.

steviedfromnc on May 1, 2009 at 9:32 AM

This guy just makes up history out of whole cloth. Ridiculous.

CP on May 1, 2009 at 9:34 AM

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.–Churchill, The River War. –Akzed on May 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Mark that note with the latest demographic news on world population.

maverick muse on May 1, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Obama is historically illiterate, he obviously knows nothing about Churchill. Maybe Soros wrote that speech while on AF1 strafing lower Manhattan last week.

batterup on May 1, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Remember, this is the same stooge (no offense to the real Stooges – they were comic geniuses) who thought that December 7th (Pearl Harbor for you lefties) was the day that we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima…..

vapig on May 1, 2009 at 9:39 AM

Obama to media:

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about science books
Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that ’cause you love me too
What a wonderful world this will be

rockmom on May 1, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Obama’s comment was patently ridiculous for ANYone to make. For someone who’s grandfather may well have been abused by the British to say it, well, that’s just stupid.

hawksruleva on May 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM

“peace for our time” Churchill?

the_nile on May 1, 2009 at 9:19 AM

That was Neville Chamberlain, dear….

Who, BTW, really should be Barry’s patron saint…

vapig on May 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that ’cause you love me too
What a wonderful world this will be

rockmom on May 1, 2009 at 9:40 AM

First off, it’s amazing how well that fits. Secondly, he may not know much about French, but he speaks Austrian really well…

hawksruleva on May 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM

I mean seriously…does this administration not have a room full of fact checkers?

Google it, for goodness’ sake!

ladyingray on May 1, 2009 at 9:19 AM

The amazing thing to me (well not really so amazing) is that no one in the media apparently has access to google either.

They fact checked every word that “W” uttered. Nowadays, not so much.

conservnut on May 1, 2009 at 9:47 AM

That was Neville Chamberlain, dear….

vapig on May 1, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Not for obama.

the_nile on May 1, 2009 at 9:47 AM

This guy just makes up his own “truths” as he goes along. And the MSM just lets him get away with it, almost as much as Biden.

JimK on May 1, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Every time Obama compare’s himself to a past national hero, or a world leader that made a difference in their society, it just further points out how small and inexperienced this “manufactured” community organizer really is.

Mr. President, I didn’t even have to meet Winston Churchill to understand that you sir are NO WINSTON CHURCHILL.

Rovin on May 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Next Up: Obama quits smoking because Churchill didn’t smoke.

29Victor on May 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM

“London was being bombed to smithereens [and] had 200 or so detainees. And Churchill said, ‘We don’t torture,’” Obama said.

And when New York is bombed to smithereens by an Iranian nuke, or Seattle is bombed to smithereens by a Nork nuke, you’ll do what, Barry? Blood, sweat, and tears? You might want to ask Bibi in Tel Aviv.

Oh, and Churchill never drank or smoked cigars, either.

Steve Z on May 1, 2009 at 10:22 AM

canopfor on May 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM

What will Liberals make of this,or how will they defend it!

You heard wrong,
obviously you misinterpreted it,
you took it out of context,
thats not what he meant,
your putting words in his mouth,
thats the way you wanted to hear it,
everthing Obama says,you get wrong,
if you read it slowly,you’ll get the correct meaning,
or… … …,————————-(Sarc).

You forgot the most important one: BUSH!

Loxodonta on May 1, 2009 at 10:32 AM

You can’t expect a president that reads all his speeches via teleprompter (TOTUS) to actually read a book on Winston Churchill or bother to fact check his own speech.

eigafan on May 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM

He threw his own grandfather under the bus!

keebs on May 1, 2009 at 9:09 AM

And not the Racist White Grandfather either. It was that Black African Kenyan Grandfather.

Obama can now be considered/classified as a RACIST!!!

PappaMac on May 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM

If Obama’s lips are moving….he is lying.

What is so difficult to figure out here?

coldwarrior on May 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM

I think Obambi was quoting his real hero: Ward Churchill.

poxoma on May 1, 2009 at 10:55 AM

coldwarrior on May 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM

What’s wrong here is that it is difficult to find fault with someone you idolize, love, feel is one of your own, or receive favors from. And this is how the MSM, the left, and at least 30 million Americans feel about Obama. The rest of his supporters are just being swept along with the crowd.

Loxodonta on May 1, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about science books
Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that ’cause you love me too
What a wonderful world this will be

rockmom on May 1, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Followed by a chorus of “We are the World” and a few lines from the House of the Rising Sun—-”….tell your children, not to do what I have done….” “I’ve spent your children’s future, their fate was sealed by me. Now they’ll live in pain and misery, from sea to shining sea.”

Rovin on May 1, 2009 at 11:03 AM

rockmom on May 1, 2009 at 9:40 AM

+100 rockmom (as usual)

Webrider on May 1, 2009 at 11:08 AM

In many cases, agressive interrogation was unnecessary. The british had cracked the german Enigma code machine. MI6 new more about the german movements than any captured spy would know.

kurtzz3 on May 1, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Loxodonta on May 1, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Lemmings….

To take a lesson from our Arctic friend:

Lemmings of northern Norway are one of the few vertebrates who reproduce so quickly that their population fluctuations are chaotic. It is unknown why lemming populations fluctuate with such variance roughly every four years, before plummeting to near extinction.

Hopefully, plummeting to near extinction is on the horizon for these lemmings liberals.

coldwarrior on May 1, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Let’s see… It’s May 1st. Mayday. Celebrated in the communist world as the “day of revolution” when the communists overtook the Czar’s army and destroyed Russia.

Next, it would figure that Obama and all the Marxists and Socialists he’s installing in positions of power in our government will get together on the White House Lawn and sit in big circles holding hands in a touchy feely moment full of Kumbaya and sing the Internationale as a show of solidarity with the forward (ie. right) thinking communists around the world. Of course, serial liar Robert Gibbs will be on hand to explain what it “meant” instead of what it really meant.

Webrider on May 1, 2009 at 11:12 AM

kurtzz3 on May 1, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Enigma was rare item…very few actually were produced and in limited channels only. Tactical intelligence, other than U-boats, was void of any Enigma usage. Even Enigma traffic could be suspect at times, and was looked at through that lense of suspicion out at Bletchley Park frequently.

There is more, but in sum one loses wars by over dependence on the obvious.

coldwarrior on May 1, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Update: And it turns out that the quote was phony anyway, via Jonah Goldberg:

No surprise. The Precedent is a pathological liar who gets a sick thrill out of it. And he’s stupid, too. Terrible combination, and especially dangerous given the neo-Pravda media we have. They must all be held accountable at some point, and it must be as harsh as their acts of treason warrants.

The Precedent lying to force America to lower our defenses and be open to attack … It’s a new day, indeed. I can’t wait until the Gitmo terrorists are dropped in our cities. The treason will not end until The Precedent is perp-walked out of the White House.

progressoverpeace on May 1, 2009 at 11:20 AM

94.87% of Obama’s followers have no idea who Churchill was anyway.

87.23% were offended by the word “Church”.

Odie1941 on May 1, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Well, you know, it’s as Abraham Lincoln once said (speaking of the future boy-king himself, Barry Obama):

“The force is strong with this one.”

George Washington couldn’t help but chime in with a rousing “Here, Here!” and a standing ovation.

True story.

BlueCollarAstronaut on May 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Obama learns well. It’s almost like….Biden is teaching this, but how can that be, when Obama’s been a liar almost all of his life?

capejasmine on May 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Obama, Imbecile in Chief or Liar in chief…

doriangrey on May 1, 2009 at 8:10 AM

I used to think it was that Obama was just stupid. Then I believed that it all was purposeful lying. I think I now believe that he does not knowingly lie as much as that he just says what comes to mind that, at that instant, sounds good. There is no cognitive connection between what is being said and any stong feeling that it must be accurate or even make sense.

This is how he has always campaigned and he is still in campaign mode because that is all he really knows. Since he is always on the move to the next “campaign” stop, townhall meeting, presser or photo op the inaccuracies and “stories-that-sound-right” are left behind in the dust and never catch up with him. I mean that literally: no one on his staff probably ever corrects him, and it is possible that he doesen’t even know he has made mistakes or misstatements.

It works for him so he continues.

Yoop on May 1, 2009 at 1:26 PM

If the MSM doesn’t report it, it didn’t happen.

SKYFOX on May 1, 2009 at 2:06 PM

After the war, in reference to the Nuremberg trials, Churchill said “Humanity, not legality, must be our guide.”
And he wasn’t referring to installing a jacuzzi in Goering’s cell.

Shy Guy

That would Goering who was found dead in his cell? Yes?

Goering, who allegedly committed suicide in his cell despite 7/24 surveillance of his military prison cell?

That Goering?

Oh I don’t think a Jacuzzi (1968) would have been much good for Goering being dead for 23 years.

DSchoen on May 1, 2009 at 2:10 PM

When the MSM whore lickspittle’s said Oflyby made history, they weren’t kidding; he makes his own history on a daily basis.
Bishop

Oh Dang!

Lickspittle? Now I have to figure out who lickspittle is?

Hum? Not Tingles
Not UberIdiot?

Why it’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

Oh, wait, that could be………….

DSchoen on May 1, 2009 at 2:22 PM

If the MSM doesn’t report it, it didn’t happen.

SKYFOX on May 1, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Think of all the people in this country who have no idea about ANY of the Obamateurisms. I suspect not one person who believes the propaganda media has heard of any of them.

Christian Conservative on May 1, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Obama
I was struck by an article that I was reading the other day

(apparently by the stupid/gullible stick)

talking about the fact that the British during World War II, when London was being bombed to smithereens, had 200 or so detainees.

(Note the qualifier here. The time frame is only the 57 nights, 7 September 1940 – 10 May 1941, and ONLY as the bombs were going BOOM!)

And Churchill said, “We don’t torture,” when the entire British — all of the British people were being subjected to unimaginable risk and threat.

(Detainees? Not POW’s, he must have been talking about the London Cage

Between 1940 and 1948 (both when Churchill was PM and after):

The London Cage was used partly as a torture centre, inside which large numbers of German officers and soldiers were subjected to systematic ill-treatment. In total 3,573 men

passed through the Cage, and more than 1,000 were persuaded to give statements about war crimes. The brutality did not end with the war, moreover: a number of German civilians joined the servicemen who were interrogated there up to 1948.

The “Churchill wasn’t PM at the time” argument just fell apart.
SteveMG

Safe to say Obama is claiming that as the bombs were going BOOM! No torture was being conducted at the “London Cage”.

I would guess that the Tortures at the “London Cage” were most likely in bomb sheters as the bombs were going BOOM! But I can’t PROVE that)

And then the reason was that Churchill understood, you start taking short-cuts, over time, that corrodes what’s — what’s best in a people. It corrodes the character of a country.

(Me think it was more likely they worried about being ripped apart not corroded)

Or Obama just a lying sack of … …. .. _

DSchoen on May 1, 2009 at 3:21 PM

First off, it’s amazing how well that fits. Secondly, he may not know much about French, but he speaks Austrian really well…
hawksruleva

How bout this one?

Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
when you’re perfect in every way.
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better loking each day.
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.

Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
but I’m doing the best that I can.
I used to have a girlfriend
but she just couldn’t compete
with all of these love starved women
who keep clamoring at my feet.

Well I prob’ly could find me another
but I guess they’re all in awe of me.
Who cares, I never get lonesome
cause I treasure my own company.

Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
when you’re perfect in every way,
I can’t wait to look in the mirror
cause I get better looking each day

To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
but I’m doing the best that I can.

DSchoen on May 1, 2009 at 4:28 PM