According to the Obama campaign, his extemporaneous reference to his uncle's being a part of liberating Auschwitz yesterday was a small error:
Aides said his grandmother's brother, Charlie Payne, helped liberate a Buchenwald sub-camp in April 1945 as part of the 89th Infantry Division.
This was the RNC's Alex Conant:
Unless his uncle was serving in the Red Army, there’s no way Obama’s statement yesterday can be true. Obama’s frequent exaggerations and outright distortions raise questions about his judgment and his readiness to lead as commander in chief.
I have a feeling Conant wishes he hadn't been quite that aggressive. The chorus of Republicans trying to gin up a new meme about Obama's honesty and fitness to be commander-in-chief has not been pretty these past few days.
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