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Obama on Benghazi: "When Four Americans Are Killed, It's Not Optimal"

jlott156 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:01 PM
Ya know, and I really do have to point this out - "optimal" is the right word to use. Optimal, by definition, means "favorable or desirable". No, Mitt Romney was not correct concerning his questioning of the transcript of the actions and speech given in the Rose Garden. Saying he was does not make him right, especially when the transcript says otherwise. Interesting part for me of all of this, is the fact that they did not come straight out until they had all of the information - which is the RIGHT move to make - unless people are now looking for an excuse to go after Libya for the actions of religious extremists. Instead of going after an entire country, like Bush did, Obama's stance has been to go after the individuals involved.
evie10 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 10:35 AM
You are wrong - at least according to Candy Crowley who walked back her correction of the fact checking and concurred the comment from the Rose Garden speech about terrorism was in fact about the original 9/11 attack - but that aside - how many Americans lives must be wasted for it to be an optimal number?
scrow Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:48 PM
As President Obama confirmed, "Obama claimed that his administration has been fully transparent at every step of the process, keeping the public apprised of the very latest information."

The CIA says that they knew within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack.

Given that, jlott156, do you believe that Obama was honest and keeping the publicly fully apprised in his Rose Garden speech--yes or no?
scrow Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:37 PM
In the context of discussing terrorism, which is what that part of the debate was about, why was Romney not correct concerning his questioning of the transcript of the actions and speech given in the Rose Garden?

Heck in the context, of the above, where Obama says he was complete transparent and that the CIA knew (and thus Obama knew) that terrorists were responsible, was Romney not right?
Joel176 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:33 PM
The State Department had a live video feed. They obviously were aware of what was going on.

Within 24 hours, the CIA and sent their analysis to Washington.

What obummer said in the Rose Garden was pure blather. The mentioned 'terrorist act' in a worldwide context and not directing it to libya. The utube issue was complete BS.

This was a well planned, well executed military operation. Unfortunately, it did not fit the narritive that obummer wants out in the open. In his mind, we got rid of Quadaffi, we planted the seeds of democracy, everything is rainbows and unicorns.

The reality is, yes we took out a thug. But we left a mess and now Bengazi has been taken over by terrorists.
pow1000 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:40 PM
It took about 5 minutes in the Rose Garden. 0bama was in a hurry to get to Las Vegas, then on to Letterman, making stupid jokes, then party on with Jay-Z and Beyonce.
And last night he was again on Letterman, how many time does that make, I wonder.
The celebrity preezy, time to stay there permanently in Hollywood. He fits right in.
lonewolfswift Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:32 PM
That Obama! He's eye candy AND a freakin word-smith!

Try this on - if Bush has called the 3000 deaths when the towers went down simply...."unfavorable" - the left would have went apeshit...postal (yeah those adjectives are racist too)
Ann272 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:25 PM

The President of the United States, appearing on Comedy Central's The Daily Show last night:

President Barack Obama, during an interview shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.' Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme that was broadcast last night. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi...