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Obama: ‘When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal’
Examiner ^ | 10/18/12 | Staff

Posted on 10/18/2012 2:39:55 PM PDT by library user

President Obama, during the taping of The Daily Show, discussed the Benghazi terrorist attack that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it,” Obama said per pool. “The government is a big operation and [at] any given time something screws up,” he also said, saying that he believes “you find out what’s broken and you fix it.”

Obama promised that his administration publicized information about the Benghazi attack as quickly as it came in, which contradicts previous reports.

“Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers,” according to The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake.

The National Counter Terrorism Center only told Congress that it was a terrorist attack nine days after the assault took place.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bumpsintheroad; christopherstevens; comedycentral; corpsemen; dailyshow; gaffe; glendoherty; libya; notoptimal; obama; obamagaffe; optimal; seansmith; susanrice; tyronewoods
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“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal."

Obama is a total POS.

1 posted on 10/18/2012 2:39:57 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Wow. I cant wait for debate # 3


2 posted on 10/18/2012 2:42:21 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: library user

You can’t fix “dead”.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: library user

Nope, not optimal at all. Some annoying bumps in the road, really...


4 posted on 10/18/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: library user

Thats a campaign commmercial waiting to happen...


5 posted on 10/18/2012 2:44:09 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: library user

Is this a joke?

The President of the United States was a guest on The Daily Show!?

Please tell me this is a gag.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 2:44:48 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: library user

“The government is a big operation and [at] any given time something screws up,” he also said, saying that he believes “you find out what’s broken and you fix it.”

Name one thing you’ve fixed, a-hole.

Actually, name one thing you haven’t made worse.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: library user

8 posted on 10/18/2012 2:46:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: library user

“I mean what I say!”


9 posted on 10/18/2012 2:46:58 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: library user

I don’t know who is the bigger dick. Obama or Biden?


10 posted on 10/18/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: library user

“The government is a big operation and [at] any given time something screws up,”

That’s why we believe in small government so that it doesn’t screw up and allow terrorists to kill our Ambassadors. But noooo you just had to throw all the money at Big Bird and Solyndra.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:08 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Future Snake Eater
Nope, not optimal at all. Some annoying bumps in the road, really...

Highly annoying. But then, stuff happens, don't you know.

13 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:16 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: library user
“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal."

Hey you POS, how about the next time, you try something like this:
"Here's what I'll say. When four Americans get killed, it's NOT ACCEPTABLE!!"

Nevermind, you wouldn't mean it anyway, even if you said it.

14 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:32 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((xDem now) - Breitbart sent me)
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To: library user

Not optimal, not optimal at all. Almost made me miss my Vegas fund raiser.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 2:49:45 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: library user

So, now it isn’t his fault, it’s the governments fault! Loser!


16 posted on 10/18/2012 2:51:33 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Future Snake Eater

Bumps in the road, not optimal....

We are talking about the terrorist murder of American citizens here, really Obama is this cold and detached?

Where is the outrage, that is what’s missing...

Campaign commercial....

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

Americans die in terror attack, the president is more worried how this makes his foreign policy look, instead of being outraged at the perps....


17 posted on 10/18/2012 2:52:57 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The political mirage of something for nothing; has ruined many a nation.)
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To: library user

Nope, it’s not optimal, just some bumps in the road, that’s all. But the show must go on! Baby needs a new pair of shoes (her $500 sneakers are old). The the JacazzyO needs a luxurious vacation, too.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 2:52:57 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: library user

My steak lunch wasn’t optimal. Yes, it was perfectly cooked but it was missing sauteed onions and mushrooms. That would’ve been nice.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: library user

Government version of “S(*# happens!” should be a non-starter with 80% of the citizenry. That slogan holds the tenor of a hippie community, as if things like the killings could not have been anticipated or prevented.

It’s Barry’s trademark dithering and voting “present,” leading from behind, when such is only rightfully seen as being cowardly. He’s trying to free himself from blame, but it simply has no merit.

HF


21 posted on 10/18/2012 2:55:19 PM PDT by holden
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To: Bush_Democrat
Hey you POS, how about the next time, you try something like this:
"Here's what I'll say. When four Americans get killed, it's NOT ACCEPTABLE!!"

Nevermind, you wouldn't mean it anyway, even if you said it.

He muttered the rest under his breath. What he meant to say is:

“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal... for me to be blamed."

People died, others cried, and Obama lies.

22 posted on 10/18/2012 2:56:11 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: library user

I made a million dollars day trading yesterday but it wasn’t optimal. If only I placed my trades 1 minute sooner....


23 posted on 10/18/2012 2:56:54 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: library user

This guy won’t address the American people, or a serious press, but he will go to a comedy show with stuff like this. There is something really wrong with this guy. I hope Mitt Romney takes him out once and for all at the national security debate next week, and I hope Mitt Romney does not let him hide behind the moderator no matter what it takes.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 2:57:35 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: bayliving; All
"I don’t know who is the bigger dick.
Obama or Biden?"



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25 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Reddon

#notoptimal trending on twitter and it isn’t pretty. This amateur is being sent to retirement in Hawaii in a couple weeks.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:15 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: library user

So you fix it by going to Vegas the next day instead of calling an all hands security meeting.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 3:00:24 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: library user

Someone should ask him “what is the optimal number of Americans to be killed? 10?, 100?, 10,000?”


28 posted on 10/18/2012 3:01:17 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Yes, stuff happens, because it`s “allah`s” will.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: John W

Good. It is starting to bother me a lot that this guy is still going to be President until January 20 even in best case. I really hope he pretty much disappears for all practical purposes on November 7.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 3:07:30 PM PDT by Reddon
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re: When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it,”

How do you fix “dead”? Four Americans were brutally slaughtered. Unless Obama is claiming he intends to raise the dead, just as he promised to raise the ocean levels.....?
But we are all waiting on that one too.

Meanwhile, this man is given a pass by his party and the MSM for describing the murder of Americans as “not optimal” while Romney is being attacked and mocked for the use of the word “binders”.

31 posted on 10/18/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: library user
"When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal."

Curiously enough, that is also Al Queda's position.

32 posted on 10/18/2012 3:09:33 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: library user

“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”

Nothing gets past you, dipstick.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 3:16:26 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: jtal
The President of the United States was a guest on The Daily Show!?

No, it's not a joke.

You have to realize that a significant portion of young adults get ALL of their news from the Daily Show. And no, I'm not kidding.

You can guess how most of those people vote. And that's why Obama was there: shoring up his base. He's trying to staunch the bleeding.

34 posted on 10/18/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”
Obama is a total POS.


And what is the “ optimal “ about anyone’s death.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 3:23:14 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: library user
He.. "gonna fix Dath"
36 posted on 10/18/2012 3:25:25 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: John W
From twitter...

Being an Ambassador while 0 is your pRez...#notoptimal!!


37 posted on 10/18/2012 3:28:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: All; library user
This president is a real piece of work.

Should anyone be surprised? Listen to how then State Senator Obama spoke about babies born alive during a botched abortion.


38 posted on 10/18/2012 3:30:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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Oh well, hey Barry, you can’t fix dead, no matter how hard you try. Especially when it’s your own damn fault, not that you cared, because you went off to Vegas for a fundraiser.

meh...............


40 posted on 10/18/2012 3:32:48 PM PDT by dforest
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Its the lead headline on Drudge.


41 posted on 10/18/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by goodolemr
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Not a Romney supporter, but if the third debate isn’t an absolute rout for him on foreign policy I’ll be absolutely stunned.


42 posted on 10/18/2012 3:38:16 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: library user

He’s going to bring them back to life don’t you know! He is the Messiah after all! He can fix everything!


43 posted on 10/18/2012 3:40:42 PM PDT by Pardon Me (January 2013 can't come soon enough!)
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He’s going to bring them back to life don’t you know! He is the Messiah after all! He can fix everything!


44 posted on 10/18/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT by Pardon Me (January 2013 can't come soon enough!)
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WTF kinda stupid comment is that, Mr. President??

Installing Windows 7 with 2 GB of RAM is “not optimal”. Driving around with a low air pressure in your tires is “not optimal”. Eating dessert before dinner is “not optimal”. A US Ambassador’s assassination at the hands of militant jihadists is nothing short of a national tragedy. It has nothing to do with “optimal” anything.

What an ASS! Is this guy TRYING to lose??


45 posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by bryan999
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WTF kinda stupid comment is that, Mr. President??

Installing Windows 7 with 2 GB of RAM is “not optimal”. Driving around with low air pressure in your tires is “not optimal”. Eating dessert before dinner is “not optimal”. A US Ambassador’s assassination at the hands of militant jihadists is nothing short of a national tragedy. It has nothing to do with “optimal” anything.

What an ASS! Is this guy TRYING to lose??


46 posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:12 PM PDT by bryan999
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WTF kinda stupid comment is that, Mr. President??

Installing Windows 7 with 2 GB of RAM is “not optimal”. Driving around with low air pressure in your tires is “not optimal”. Eating dessert before dinner is “not optimal”. A US Ambassador’s assassination at the hands of militant jihadists is nothing short of a national tragedy. It has nothing to do with “optimal” anything.

What an ASS! Is this guy TRYING to lose??


47 posted on 10/18/2012 3:41:37 PM PDT by bryan999
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“Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal."

Since you don't know the meaning of the word, here's what's really optimal Bambi: You getting your sorry a$$ trounced on November 6th.

48 posted on 10/18/2012 3:42:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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Oops, sorry for the thrice post. Slow internet connection - not optimal!


49 posted on 10/18/2012 3:42:31 PM PDT by bryan999
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Awful thing to say. He just wrote the next Romney commercial.


50 posted on 10/18/2012 3:43:20 PM PDT by tellw
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