Obama on Benghazi: “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal”

Obama said this on a Daily Show taping for tonight (via Business Insider):

Jon 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.”

President 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.”

Woah. Who in the heck talks like this? Can we say out of touch? Everything always revolves around him. Can he not think of the families for a change when he speaks?

It’s just like when he described them as “bumps in the road”:

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  • stage9


    What’s optimal? 3,000? 30,000? a mill?

    Surely that’s a flub.

    • Orangeone

      300+ in F&F wasn’t optimal because they still had guns to walk.

    • Rightstuff1

      4 dead americans….is not optimal. Well, you know, I’m sure that is a great comfort for the families of the slain Amercians. I’m sure that will be a great source of solace.

    • PovrlaChasse

      Barack (meaning ‘blessed’ in Arabic) Hussein (which is commonly translated to ‘king’ in Islam) Obama (which is a tribal Kenyan name)

      Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. There is no doubt. He is sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, and Rev. Wight, and Farrakhan, and Iran. How this guy became the guardian of American and Western world interests, well, it is just unbelievable.

      Are Americans smarter than a 5th grader? NO!

      • hbnolikeee

        At the moment where Barry came from is irrelevant. Getting him out of the WH is all the matters. No need for distractions. There’s one objective, correct?

        • NYGino

          The core of our country, what we are based on, would agree.

      • kajunredbull

        And for those who wish to keep their heads in the sand refusing he is Muslim take a look at the ring he wears!

        Nuff said….

      • bobemakk

        I agree wholeheartedly. Did you see the on line description of his phony wedding band. The ring has been worn by him almost forever and has Arabic/Islamic writing and images on it.

    • CalCoolidge

      Cares about the middle class? Cares about women? Cares about the poor?

      He’s a sociopath.

      I will never forget the summer of 09, selling the country on the need for Obamacare, saying we had to prevent family doctors from maltreating diabetics to make an extra $30,000 amputating the resulting gangrenous feet. How dark and evil must a person be to imagine by projection that this is what doctors do?

      • warpmine

        Couldn’t save his mother or his father therefore, they must certainly be evil bastards or something….

        • free4now

          If those stories of his have even one smattering of truth in them. zero is the epitome of a composite being with a composite made-up life…

      • Obama is a narcissist … anyone talking like that is not right in the head.

        These crazy people voting for him need their heads examined as well.

    • white531

      First thing I thought too, stage.

      If you can say something is, “not optimal,” then you should be able to define what is, “optimal.”

  • Rshill7

    Not optimal? Let’s see, what’s the antonym of “optimal”. I’ll have to check.

    • free4now

      ‘…while 2 billion in unused security funds sat collecting dust…” or gathering shariah interest at some bank in the middle east.

  • Orangeone

    Align with the Muslim Brotherhood is what he wanted to say. BTW, we are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional Republic.

    • GiantM


  • Orangeone

    Where was O’Bambi going with this thought, stopping abruptly when addressing America’s security:

    “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.”

    Was he referring to this policy and practice: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/18/state_department_granted_new_york_terror_plotter_a_student_visa#.UIB8G6_Mkgg.twitter

  • conservative58

    Further more…

    We, the American people (at least the majority of Americans) know exactly what is BROKEN and we intend to FIX it on November 6!

  • What a complete evil ba$tard!!! He says, “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it.”

    Oh, you’ll fix it? FIX IT? Are you so convinced you’re a messiah that you can bring the dead back to life?! This is NOT about you you lying sack of crap! People died, and you and your evil pions knew they needed more security and then you freaking LIED about it.
    And you seriously believe people will be willing to ask for four more years of you?! You are sure of yourself, which makes me wonder what things you have up your sleaves, but be sure dear leader, enough people who still love this country will be prepared, come what may.

    • conservative58

      ABiC, I totally agree — this is one evil ba$tard!!!!!

    • white531

      americanbornincanada, I’m seeing a side of you today, that I didn’t know existed.

      I think I like it!

      • Well, I hate the fact that this dear leader and all of the leftists get to me so that I have to use unladylike words, but thank you whitefriend.

      • las1

        Oh it’s been there alright… it’s been in a lot of us. No compromise with evil. Calls it what it is. the Zero IS a lying bag of crap. I prefer POSOTUS… but ABiC’s descriptor fits quite nicely.

        I can’t stand to hear his voice, can’t stand to see his face, can’t stand to hear his name. I’ll be so relieved to see the moving trucks come to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Then we can start the real hard work of getting America back to some semblance of leadership and sanity.

        • conservative58


        • GiantM

          You forgot to mention those lovely ears of his!

        • Rshill7

          Your support for America, and your ever-current knowledge of her travails, is heartening. Your encouragement, comforting.

          Thanks northern neighbor.

          • las1

            I just came back from my Bible study and one of the guys asked me what I thought of the polls. I said that the polls are skewed through various means particularly through their samplings. I said I don’t believe them and that I suspect that Romney may win in a landslide.

            Then I come home and see the Gallup poll and the seven point spread… even Bob Beckel is strangely disquieted. I suspect my friend had this poll in mind before I knew about it when he spoke to me.

            If this gallup poll is correct and they could not skew it any further beyond credibility… then it appears that things are a LOT worse for Obama.

            Make it so Lord, make it so. Amen.

      • GiantM

        Don’t get use to it….repentance a cometh….lol.

        ABC is solid….she like all of us can blow our stack on occasion.

    • ladyjk

      Go tell the families and buddies of those four killed and ask them if his “fixing it” will work for them. This guy is so into himself he is unaware of how what he says will come across to other people.

      • conservative58

        ‘This guy is so into himself he is unaware of how what he says will come across to other people. ‘

        I think it is more he just doesn’t care, rather than he is unaware. As our ABiC friend stated, this is one evil ba$tard!!!!

        • GiantM


      • Orangeone

        I think it already has for Stevens’ father

        • badbadlibs

          But apparently his mother has a different take. I saw her interviewed today and when asked if she wants to know the truth, she said, well, it won’t bring him back and managed to grin thru the interview. What a cold woman, she must be a bo supporter.

    • GiantM

      You and I are on the same page here sister…as usual. You took the words right out of my mouth…..ah maybe all but one. 😉

      But clearly, when one’s heart is for allah, and the ring on their hand says so, then by default all Americans are infidels. So when 4 Americans die under his watch they are viewed as simply “bumps in the road”…to total dictatorship.

      I’ve read some articles that were written by someone who had insiders in the White House and this particular informant who share information with the author absolutely fears this man and called him “heartless” when talking about his view on Israel.

      So it does not surprise me one iota that in this interview with Jon Stewart that he never laments over the deaths of these 4 Americans in any way, shape or form.

      GOD Help us if he remains. I may just move away……far far away.

      • It doesn’t surprise me M that you also have read the Insider reports. But yes, I agree. He isn’t even phased at the deaths he’s caused!

        • He demonstrated that he wasn’t “phased” when he went on to Vegas.

        • Orangeone

          But the deaths weren’t his fault, they are Romney’s fault. Didn’t you pick up those clues?

          • sorry sis, I wasn’t wearing my tin foil hat.

            • Orangeone

              I didn’t have the right amount of sarcasm in my post, sorry sis!

              • It was PERFECTLY sarcastic! Don’t be silly Scoop sis!. Take it from me… Daffy, the most sarcastic cartoon character on the planet. I liked it 😀

                • Orangeone

                  I try to put /sarc when I’m trying to make a sarcastic point.

                  I just love ya Scoop Sis!

                  I am watching the 20-minute preview of Hating Breitbart, love it so far.
                  For anyone interested,


                • Excellent! Thanks Orangesis. I guess I know what I’ll be watching for the next half hour 🙂

                • Orangeone

                  And it’s awesome!

      • sjmom

        Is there any way for you to pass along those articles? Thanks.

        • GiantM

          Go here: It was sometime in June or July. An article on an insider discussing Israel. http://theulstermanreport.com/

          Sorry, you’ll have to search, but it is there. In fact, it was posted here by one of the members during that time.

          Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful or direct. But it is a good site to bookmark.

          • sjmom

            Thanks, I went to the site and think I found it. Read both. Lots we don’t know. Obama will be defeated.

    • sjmom

      I’m beginning to think he is incapable of feeling for others.

    • PFFV

      I can’t say I have ever hated a person as much as I hate this evil Anti-American ba$tard!

      Knowing his evil ideology & intent, his lack of respect for our fallen warriors, the smugness, arrogance, and pompous way he looks down his nose at the American people makes me want to do things I would never think of doing to another human being. I will leave it at that.

      If Obama doesn’t get voted out this November there will be a bloody revolution to take back our country!

  • odin147

    Not optimal ???, amazing…no contrition, regret, this guy is cold man, he is only interested in acting and saying what is needed at that time.

    • free4now

      “…this guy is cold man…” spun as ‘cool, calm and collected’ under pressure. zero is a not only a narcissistic sociopath, he’s a fulblown psychopath. Of that I am in no doubt.

  • DebbyX

    I guess he saying that having 4 Americans killed is not the best that can happen, but it’s also not the worst. Can you imagine if a Republican President said something as stupid as that? Why, the oceans would rise and the polar caps would melt……….all in a single day!

    • Orangeone

      Yes I can. Look at how the MSM is wigged out over a binder of women’s resumes’, a standard practice for business owners when Mitt was gov’r.

  • Sober_Thinking

    What an idiotic and selfish thing to say. Buffoon.

  • ladyjk

    Where are his handlers? They have left him out without his script and teleprompters. As Clint Eastwood said, “Obama is the biggest hoax ever played on the American people”.

    • poljunkie

      They are out buying binders to have at the next debate in the audience or something. I would say they went to Staples but that is a Romney company.

    • Orangeone

      Only word I disagree with is “hoax”. I insert fraudster

  • Greta Van Susteren just mentioned this on her blog as well.

    What a strange and heartless way for a president to speak about murdered Americans.

    • badbadlibs

      It is indeed strange and heartless, but I believe that’s who he is…”strange and heartless” TO. THE. CORE.

  • p m

    “the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, security, and protecting Americans.”

    Yeah, like our troops and SEALs getting killed by his ROEs, like the Mexican border, Libya and Egypt last year and Syria now. And we can rely on four more years of this so-called clarity if he’s re-elected. Especially since he’ll have more flexibility to further sell out the West to Russia.

  • Rshill7

    I would not be one bit surprised if this statement is stricken form the show. There is plenty of time to do so. Though I have no idea when this show airs because I never watch it, but would guess, upon further reflection by any thoughtful campaign staff, that it would be removed, for everyone except we who have already viewed it, and the studio audience who have already listened to it.

    This is one callous son-of-a-commie.

    • I agree mybear. That’s why it’s up to us to spread this far and wide. I already posted on facebook and plan to send out a mass e mail shortly.

    • p m

      Mark Levin just mentioned he’ll talk later about zero’s appearance on this show – bet it’s about this bit. Hope it’s a rant that Scoop can post.

      • He’s on it RIGHT NOW!!!!

      • conservative58

        I would love to see Levin moderate the next presidential debate!

        • tsturbo

          If Levin is unavailable, John Sununu would suffice.

          • conservative58

            That would rock!!!

  • tsturbo

    This level of evil cannot reside in a normal functioning conscience.
    Unrepentant sin on display.

    • Rshill7

      I think the appropriate word for this is “unconscionable”.

    • badbadlibs

      He’s not the anti-christ, but he’s an example of what is to come. I truly believe God gave us a preview with obama.

      • SCB62

        Agree..may God have mercy on us and spare us from communists and muslims.
        They are evil; “they” do not rest; “they’ do not have any other reason for being but to bring destruction to the Family and to any Country.
        I saw it all develop in front of my own eyes (Cuba-from 1959) when I was 8 years old. Then as a grew a bit older came the “work camps”, the religious persecution, the consfiscation of private property, bank accounts, restrictions of what you are allowed to eat and consume, the destruction of a health care system and the destruction of the human soul/concience in exchange for survival.
        It is better to die than to live under those conditions.
        I am so afraid for my grandchildren..but willing to defend them to the end.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    I dont care if scoop sensors me but this fu$$ng a$$ole thinks the world revolves around him. May god protect us from this monster.

    • Uppercase the G in God myproudhispanicconservativefriend. You’ll get no sensorship from me on this one.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        I apologize my Americanbornincanadafriend.

  • Video link available???

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      It airs tonight, but they released the transcript to the press ahead of time.

  • ur 4 yrs as president have not been “optimal”

  • barney59


  • poljunkie

    When I get a sunburn…it’s not optimal.
    When I have a headache… it’s not optimal.
    When my doggehs have an accident in the house…it’s not optimal.

    Mr President, when four citizens of the United States of America are killed, it is a tragedy. AND apparently we the people are feeling the heartbreak much deeper than you ever will.

    • Rshill7

      That’s the post right there. Perfect 🙂

    • poljunkie

      If only I used twitter…..

  • Watchman74

    Jon used a poor choice of sugar coated words, that were then parroted by Obama.

  • iaintlyin

    he says the size of the gov’t is the cause of not being able to get the story straight. Is this guy a f’ing moron or what. BY THE HOUR these communist bastards are revealing just how big of an a-hole problem we have in America. The people who voted for this guy last time and are anxious to vote him out this time should be apologizing when they admit their erroneous, uneducated, moronic vote 4 years ago. Fundamental change, hope and change, I’ll tell you what,we should all make a conscious effort to avoid using those three words the same way this moron and his cadre of creeps refuse to use the words radical islamist terrorism. this moron and his backers should all be arrested and put in jail for a short period of time (long enough for them to read to koran) before they are put to the guillotine. God as my witness, I mean every single word I said, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS. They mean harm to our Republic and always will.

    • famouswolf

      One of my favorite lines in Babylon 5. Bad guy to Centauri Asst. Ambassador ‘What do you want more than anything?’

      Centauri ambassador’s reply, ‘Your head, on a pike.’

  • NeedMyCoffee

    He was using the word Stewart used in the question, but Stewart (who is smarter than Obama) knew better than to use it in reference to the four murdered Americans.

    I’m sure the rest of this ‘interview’ is just Stewart providing Obama with all the unchallenged time he wants to lie and spin about his record and to bash Romney. And I’m sure Stewart did all he could to lead Obama to the correct answers.

    • If he’s still voting for O, I don’t know about Stewart being smarter.

  • Numerous pleas for more security from the Ambassador and his staff. Denied!
    Advance knowledge of impending attack to occur on friggin’ 9/11. Ignored!

    The entire American public — and the whole world — lied to copiously for weeks by various Obama administration officials. Commanded!

    Six weeks later — a month and a half — and still no overwhelming and resolute response from Preezy of the United Steezy Barack Hussein Obama to the concerted preplanned attack and sacking of our embassy and the murders of our Ambassador plus three more Americans.

    Muslim jihadists are already much emboldened.

    But his foreign policy is going to fix this. Yup. Gonna fix this.

    The moonbats that regularly watch Jon Stewart shall be optimally placated.

  • badbadlibs

    Somebody please tell me Gov. Romney is taking notes on this one! He should ask the marxist exactly how many dead Americans is “optimal”? If I had to guess….

  • Alborn

    The POTUS is a sicko.

    • unclesamnephew

      it is no longer accepted to use P.O.T.U.S.. D.O.T.U.S. is the correct term. D is for dictator.

  • The simple truth is that Obama can’t talk about the truth. If he does, he’ll have to admit that all those things he said about al Qaeda being almost defeated is nothing but a bunch of lies. And what seems to get lost in all of this is that we suffered our worst terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. Oh, and who was president during that attack? That’s right, Obama. Remember that come election day.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Obama does not think like an American..

    Good riddance to bad trash. And take the wookie with you.

  • Haywoodjbl

    What an arrogant azz

  • sjmom

    It is as if Obama is devoid of compassion for others and the only emotion he is able to express is anger. He is definitely a case study.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      I agree , he definitely has severe mental problems. He has no business being Potus..

  • keyesforpres

    Uh, uh, uh, uh..

  • BHliberty

    I just bout’ fell out of my chair when I heard this! Please America, I really think it will be optimal if we vote this guy out of office! Quick!

  • CalCoolidge

    He keeps saying this is a bump in the road. No it isn’t. This is where the road he put these countries on leads.

    He helped depose the secular regimes that were keeping the US-hating lunatics bottled up; keeping them bottled up out of self-preservation. And what happened is the inevitable consequnce. The unbound lunatics attacked the first US territory they found.

    As always, Obama presents the common-sense mind with the same quandary – no one could be this stupid, so he must be doing it on purpose. G-D America.

  • unf’ing believable. I can’t print what I think about this toerag or how much I detest him. Folks, please let’s vote him out of office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Highlandtwp

    You’re a serial liar. We don’t want you.

  • Orangeone

    And here we thought O’Bambi going on this show for the 6th time was a waste. No clearer picture of how he really feels about Libya could have been drawn.

  • maynardb50

    “And what happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up.”
    In other words “Shit Happens”! I would FIRE this man as an employee in a heartbeat!

  • conservocop

    I would say Baryuk of all people should know that while 9/11 is a solemn day for americans, by contrast it is a celebratory date for the Muslims and a pivot point for making a defiant statement. If he really gave more of a damn about the welfare of Americans, he would have beefed up security for the embassies throughout the middle East on the eve of 9/11. But because his prime allegiance is to Islam, he is protective of every evil connotation or action attributed to the muslims. If the democrat elements of congress were true patriots, they would have thrown this impostor out long before his removal on Nov. 6th. A commentater, who’s name I don’t recall, summed up Obama perfectly after this last debate: ” Obama is a con-artist ” !!!

  • NJK

    Obama lied, Americans died: Libyan Attack was botched kidnapping to trade WTC bombing Blind Sheikh


    They need to be put on trial.

    • Orangeone

      He’s going to try something else. When Romney wins, I fear Baryuk (thanks conservocop for this one) will pardon all the mooslims in Gitmo, etc. as well as the Ft Hood shooter.

  • mr o would serve himself better by staying off the air, out of the oval orifice and out on the golf course where the stink than emanates from him will dissipate and the polution he produces when he gets in front of a camera would not pollute our pristine atmosphere. a man of more character would not have run for a second term and would have probably resigned after a couple of years due to his record of failure. if he were in the corporate world he would not have had a choice of continued employment.

  • poljunkie

    I went over to twitchy and there are some amazing tweets under this heading about not optimal.
    It was like a long list highlighting all of Obamas failures. I am not exactly sure how the whole twitter universe works but if those were circulating all day, thats pretty good.

  • That could possibly be the understatement of the year!

    It does show a very callous disregard for those that died and have died, and dedicate themselves to serving our country in and out of uniform.

  • Orangeone

    Read on Twitchy that the show hasn’t aired yet. Any wagers this section will be an inconvenience when edited out?

  • NJK



    I don’t trust one govt. school in this country. Hitler had govt. schools too.

  • Landscaper

    Since my son served under this President with the USMC, I was relieved when he did not re-enlist. I encouraged him not to and I am grateful he came home safe from Afgan. and we honor all those that served and remember those who did not come home alive. Regardless if President sees this otherwise.

  • SaraPFan

    Oh what a visionary!! We’re going to get a Middle East and North Africa that is more aligned with our interests. A week ago, he sent drones into North Africa.

  • Has anybody seen the tape??? Why do I think it will get lost?

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    Preezie Zer0 has done more damage to the presidency than all of the other crooks combined, including Nixon, Clinton, Carter and FDR.

  • SKL53

    In four years Obama has managed to evolve into a most substantive speaker! His associations with his hero, Rev. Wright has mentored him into this position of eloquence. Please bear with me. I’d like to take a moment to quote the president as proof of my position:…blahblahblahlbluhbluhbluhblahblahbluhbluh…You didn’t build that!

  • danandsis

    This election is like none like ever before. In stark terms it’s the choice between good and evil. Take your pick.

  • danandsis

    This election is like none before. In stark terms it’s a choice between good and evil. Take your pick.

  • hbnolikeee

    It sure wasn’t OPTIMAL for those four Americans that your posse WATCHED getting killed?

  • drphibes

    Someone get him a teleprompter, already.

  • Pyrran

    Mr. President, how do you “fix” four dead Americans?

    This guy’s head should be on a political platter by now and it would be if it weren’t for the lapdog media.

  • wallwatchman

    The death of four Americans isn’t optimal?!!! Gross!! How cold can you be!! The poor families of these brave men, having to put up with a commander in chief so uncaring and dismissive of their deaths. I feel awful for them! Hey undecided’s, you still undecided now!!!!

  • NYGino

    It is not optimal you didn’t build that end of the story

  • Clueless… (Not a Stacy dash reference)

  • It could get a lot worse — Barry’s apathy towards human life, might lead to what the Weather Underground wanted — to eliminate millions of capitalists.
    What are these fusion centers for, & labeling liberty-minded people as potential terrorists, & there’s stirring the race pot for division.

    Where do we go? Australia & Canada have their own statism intrusions. Maybe Chile. Purposely didn’t mention the great free city-states (formerly British also).

  • WordsFailMe

    Four dead in benghazi

    That’s great_ Obama backed universal rights in the “democratic” movements of the Arab spring. He doesn’t mention that he has helped to condemn 500 million Muslim women to slavery.

    He a smooo’ sumbitch doe, ain’t he?


    What a callused SOB. How in the hell did he ever get elected? My sis says he’s the precursor to the AntiChrist. He has got to go.

  • mediaaccess1

    Taqyyia reins!!

  • Mike Lee

    Their security comes first…by hiring some obscure firm overseas, who then hires some Libyan janitors with nightsticks to secure a consulate within an extremely hostile environment with AQ in the area? Is this a joke?

  • colliemum

    May I suggest, Mr President, that your policies which lead to the murders in Benghazi, are “not optimal”.
    In fact, your whole term in office hasn’t been ‘optimal’, it hasn’t even been sub-optimal.
    It has been abysmal.
    Go away.

  • kong1967

    Really, his answer didn’t make sense. He was asked about the response to the terrorist attack being optimal. Obama was not talking about the security being optimal, he was talking about his response to it and how everyone was on different pages. But how does 4 dead Americans make his resonse not acceptable with the inference that normally the response would have been ok. Basically he’s saying that because 4 Americans are dead the response should have been more unified. So, what if 4 Americans didn’t die? The lies and different stories would have been ok?

    That said, he lied to deceive us, so this cover-up story of not being on the same page with intelligence is a bunch of malarkey.

  • This is as bad as the Dems and their “binder” BS. He was not saying that the deaths “were not optimal”. There are endless quotes that can be used to show this man’s utter incompetence and narcissism, this isn’t one of them. Conservatives look as bad as libs when we stoop to this garbage.

  • Not as bad as “bumps in the road” since the “optimal” was a response to the word being used in the question from Stewart. Still a dumb and insensitive mistake by the President and especially callous towards the family of the four Americans.

    I wonder if Democrats who think “binders full of women” is a big deal even picked up on this slip of the tongue. Probably not…

  • Don D

    Can someone answer this for me?
    If a US President loses an election and is defeated, can he go to another country and run for leader or president there? Serious question.

    I’m sure he could present a valid birth certiciate if he ran for whatever kind of leader Kenya has? LOL