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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Hilmar von Campe, Liar
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Hilmar von Campe -- the self-proclaimed former Nazi who's using Nazi tactics against Barack Obama -- began his July 1 WorldNetDaily column by claiming that President Obama said in his June 3 speech in Cairo that "Israel has been depriving the Palestinians of their homeland for 60 years."

Von Campe is lying -- Obama said no such thing. That direct quote does not exist.

Obama did say that "On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people -- Muslims and Christians -- have suffered in pursuit of a homeland.  For more than 60 years they've endured the pain of dislocation." Even if von Campe paraphrased that to claim that Obama said "Israel has been depriving the Palestinians of their homeland for 60 years," he would still be lying.

Von Campe then bases the rest of his column on that opening lie, baselessly asserting that "Obama doesn't seem to know the history of the area he talks about nor visited Israel."

We've written von Campe to ask for a full retraction and public apology to Obama. We'll see what happens.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:15 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:16 AM EDT

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