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Obama on Benghazi: “If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal”
Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT by RobinMasters

People are e-mailing about it so I’m giving you the transcript, but I want to see the clip before making a judgment.

Stewart: “Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page.”

Obama : “Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. All of it. And what happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it. Whatever else I have done throughout the course of my presidency the one thing that I’ve been absolutely clear about is that America’s security comes, and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, security, and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaffes; libya; notoptimal; obama; obamagaffes

1 posted on 10/18/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

############### GAME CHANGER @@@@@@@############

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/oops-mammogram-machines-require-licenses/

this needs it’s own thread...I have no skills


2 posted on 10/18/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: RobinMasters

Hey, don’t criticize Obama on the dead ambassador thing. As he said in debate #2, those were HIS representatives. He apparently owned them. And if anyone is pissed off about his property being destroyed, it’s him.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: RobinMasters; maica
America's security comes,

comes where? Perhaps this is a typo omission. On the other hand perhaps it's just another example of what happens when Obama doesn't have a TelePrompTer.

4 posted on 10/18/2012 7:20:11 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: RobinMasters

The name “Benghazi” will become synonymous in history with the demise of the Obama administration.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 7:23:50 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: advertising guy
FR absolutely sucks tonight.

I'm out of here.

6 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: advertising guy
FR absolutely sucks tonight.

I'm out of here.

7 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:10 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: advertising guy
FR absolutely sucks tonight.

I'm out of here.

8 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:12 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: RobinMasters

The name “Benghazi” will become synonymous in history with the demise of the Obama administration.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: advertising guy

The little Bighorn mission was not optimal - George Armstrong Custer.

The way the Tigers whooped us like stolen mules was not optimal - Joe Girardi

Our miscalculation of the American response was not optimal - Hirohito


10 posted on 10/18/2012 7:24:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RobinMasters
I have little use for Obama as a President for the last four years, however, I have absolutely no use for the slime who he shared time with in this interview! The families of the four killed will not see the comedy in this interview.

It is interesting that Mr O'Reilly teamed up with this slime.....

11 posted on 10/18/2012 7:26:31 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: RobinMasters

So it means he wanted more dead?????


12 posted on 10/18/2012 7:28:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Never Have Regrets, Because At The Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Doesn’t Obama get credit for “saving” the lives of all the rest of our diplomats around the world whom haven’t been murdered?


13 posted on 10/18/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: RobinMasters
The loss of American lives was tragic, but why did it happen? Why was there no military intervention during that 6 hour battle? Why were the allied commanders, as well as Hillary, Biden & Obama watching and listening to this battle and not doing anything about it?

This man is so incompetent it surprises me that even one person votes for him. I'm shocked that he gets so many votes from so many uninformed people.

14 posted on 10/18/2012 7:29:24 PM PDT by mia
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To: RobinMasters
If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.

Sounds like an Al Queda strategy session.

15 posted on 10/18/2012 7:31:24 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: cripplecreek

BUMP!


16 posted on 10/18/2012 7:33:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: RobinMasters

Why did Mamam Cass have the transcript in her hand? I was watching and Mamma Cass tried to save the president from himself! Damn.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 7:35:03 PM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: RobinMasters
You think that's not optimal, wait till you see what he has lined up for us during his hopefully lame duck time before he's retired to golf and book writing.

The UN treaties, including a UN small arms treaty, UN taxes, etc., the incredible array of EOs he signed into law, and God knows what else are set to strip us of all it means to be an American.

The most dangerous elected official in our history isn't finished with us, regardless of what happens on election day.

18 posted on 10/18/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: DOGHEAD

MaMa Cass...That’s hilarious! Somebody shoulda given her a ham sandwich.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 7:37:44 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: GBA

So true.

Nor is the world for what he set up from our office.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 7:41:47 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: advertising guy

So more people killed would be better i think thats what what he would find more optimal


21 posted on 10/18/2012 7:44:01 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: RobinMasters

I told Mrs. TxN2K what happened. She dropped her paper, peered over her glasses and said “He sounds like a researcher talking about his latest statistical analysis. Does this guy even have a soul?”


22 posted on 10/18/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: riri

Mama Cass... Or John Candy in drag


23 posted on 10/18/2012 7:44:48 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: RobinMasters; madmominct

” - - - Obama : “Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. - - - “

Really? Who is the “We” that is going to fix it?

“If” is not the same as “when.”

BTW, how can the Benghazi Cover Up be “fixed?” Not even Candy Crowley can help Obama this time.

It is time to IMPEACH Obama.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 7:46:35 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: RobinMasters

Obama will be doing the Maui Wowee thing on the beaches of Hawaii shortly while chanting Free Big Bird from the Binder....


25 posted on 10/18/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: GBA

Correct if Iam wrong but it is my understanding
Is that he can sign all the treaties he wants however
Until Conress approves by voting on them they aren’t
Legally binding.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 7:57:03 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

Yes, and it requires a 2/3 majority of the Senate, which ain’t going to happen, even in the lame duck Harry Reid Senate.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 8:23:00 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: RobinMasters

28 posted on 10/18/2012 8:25:14 PM PDT by bootyist-monk (<--------------------- Republican Attack Machine)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama : “Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it.

What does this mean, Obozo??? You will work to make sure that more than four are killed next time??

29 posted on 10/18/2012 8:59:39 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: RobinMasters

This phrase, “.....is not optimal”, reminds me of Obama remarking on jobs, “Shovel-ready jobs were not as shovel-ready as we thought”. His detatchment of the gravity of these situations seems to demonstrate how litttle he really cares. 4 Americans are dead! Millions are without jobs! And he turns these into trite statements. What a narcistic sociopath!


30 posted on 10/18/2012 9:12:17 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: cripplecreek; Freee-dame

The little Bighorn mission was not optimal - George Armstrong Custer.

The way the Tigers whooped us like stolen mules was not optimal - Joe Girardi

Our miscalculation of the American response was not optimal - Hirohito

^^^^^^

Classic Freeper commentary! Thanks for the smile!


31 posted on 10/19/2012 6:28:57 AM PDT by maica
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To: VRWCarea51
We have an eligible or ineligible president with no verifiable history, who has run guns to Mexican drug lords and apparently various versions of islamic terrorists, rammed obamacare down our throats in a closed door session after promising a decent period for public review, which was then not just passed by the SC, but altered by the Chief Justice to make sure it is "Constitutional" enough, and signed an incredible number of Executive Orders giving the presidency absolute power well beyond what had been signed in the past, not to mention the various ABC agencies, including the freaking weather service, stocking up on ammo, the same agencies privately advising agents to stock up on personal food, water, and a "main stream" media that refuses to tell us anything about it except how great obama is, etc....I could go on and on, as I'm sure you can.

The point is, why do you take any comfort in the Constitutional controls you cite, especially with these people in charge?

You'd better hope that some sort of lame duck Congressional majority is maintained in session until he's gone to stand watch, just to make sure.

These people aren't seeing and doing things the same way traditional Americans usually do. Time to get back to eternal vigilance and make sure things get back to being Constitutional.

32 posted on 10/19/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
For what it's worth, I hope you are right. However...

When ones lists and reviews the number of things that we all believed in November 2008 "ain't going to happen" but that actually did happen these last four years, along with the many other things we didn't think about or even now don't know about, one comes to the conclusion it's not a good idea to be too confident about what "ain't going to happen".

Or what will happen...

Instead, we just have to work hard for the results we want and take nothing for granted. The opposition is capable of anything.

33 posted on 10/19/2012 9:15:22 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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