The Wash Post reports this bit from a campaign speech by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) yesterday:
"I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps," Obama said, slowly and methodically. "And the story in my family is that when he came home, he just went into the attic, and he didn't leave the house for six months. Alright? Now, obviously something had affected him deeply, but at the time, there just weren't the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain."
That may be a fact, the RNC noted gleefully—but only if Obama's uncle served in the Red Army of Joseph Stalin, which liberated Auschwitz Jan. 27, 1945.
Obama's campaign said that the candidate misspoke and that his uncle actually was involved in the liberation of Buchenwald.
As we learned yesterday at Hit & Run, uncles really cause more trouble than they're worth.