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Obama Sends Personal Letter to Polish President After Death Camp Flareup

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Polish President Bronisław Komorowski and President Barack Obama in the White House. Photo: wiki commons.

WSJ – U.S. President Barack Obama in a letter published Friday said he regretted his earlier reference to “a Polish death camp,” a remark that this week angered the leaders of Poland, a country the U.S. president called “one of America’s strongest and closest allies.”

Polish politicians had reacted with outrage to Mr. Obama’s historically inaccurate reference when he posthumously awarded a U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom to a Polish World War II resistance fighter.

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