‘Comrade Reagan, tear down this wall': notes from an Obama history lesson

History is clearly not President Obama’s forte. And neither is diplomacy.

After Obama ticked off Poles and Polish-Americans by calling Nazi camps in German-occupied Poland “Polish death camps,” the Twitterverse suggested other historical facts that might find their way into an Obama lesson plan.

"Comrade Reagan, Tear down this wall!" #obamahistorylesson

— You Had Me At Maybe (@lheal) May 30, 2012

#obamahistorylesson Mandela spent several months in a Birmingham jail after Ice Cube marched on Toronto.

— Charly J. (@chuck_dizzle) May 30, 2012

#obamahistorylesson Dissidents are killed when Polish Tanks open fire in Tiananmen Square. And no one in the tanks even spoke Tiananmen.

— Joe (@JoeFL65) May 30, 2012

The Chinese bombed Pearl Harbor #obamahistorylesson

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 30, 2012

Confused the Battle of the Bulge with Michelle Obama's Let's Move #obamahistorylesson

— Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) May 30, 2012

#ObamaHistoryLesson Contraceptives were free untill the War on Women of 1812.

— David Williams (@dwilli539) May 30, 2012

#ObamaHistoryLesson It doesn't matter where the death camps were or who ran them – all white Europeans are #racist! #caring

— Allan Bourdius (@allanbourdius) May 30, 2012

#ObamaHistoryLesson Braveheart parted the Red Sea and delivered the Swiss to the promised land.

— Charly J. (@chuck_dizzle) May 30, 2012

Washington crossed the Rio Grande #obamahistorylesson

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 30, 2012

Geography is hard too:

Hawaii is in Asia #Obamahistorylesson

— Will (@Will32283) May 30, 2012

The United States of America has 57 states #Obamahistorylesson

— Will (@Will32283) May 30, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/30/comrade-reagan-tear-down-this-wall-notes-from-an-obama-history-lesson/

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