President Barack Obama, during an interview with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, spoke about his response to the Benghazi attack:
“If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”
Understandably, outrage followed. The mother of an American diplomat murdered during the attack, responded by saying
“My son is not very optimal – he is also very dead.”
See the President of the United States on Comedy Central in the two videos below.
Part One – The Unedited Video
Part Two, which includes the “not optimal” line at around the 5 minute mark:
UPDATE: I’d only seen edited versions, so I decided to post the full versions for everyone to see. Only after I’d posted both segments did I get to the end and saw the comment in context. David, I’m not sure if you’d agree with me, but I thought his comment was a LOT better in context. I think if my child had been the one killed, I’d be appalled that the President was ON Comedy Central discussing it. Nevertheless, the whole controversy does seem contrived…
Watch it and see for yourself.