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Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"



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The mother of an American diplomat killed during a terrorist raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has hit out at Barack Obama for describing the attack as ‘not optimal’, saying: ‘My son is not very optimal – he is also very dead.’

During an interview shown on Comedy Central, Obama responded to a question about his administration’s confused communication after the assault by saying: ‘If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.’


Speaking exclusively to MailOnline today, Pat Smith, whose son Sean died in the raid, said: ‘It was a disrespectful thing to say and I don’t think it’s right.

‘How can you say somebody being killed is not very optimal? I don’t think the President has the right idea of the English language.’

Speaking from her home in San Diego, Mrs Smith, 72, continued: ‘It’s insensitive to say my son is not very optimal – he is also very dead. I’ve not been “optimal” since he died and the past few weeks have been pure hell.

‘I am still waiting for the truth to come out and I still want to know the truth. I’m finally starting to get some answers but I won’t give up.

‘There’s a lot of stupid things that have been said about my son and what happened and this is another one of them.’







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SportTiger1
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dayum.

This whole thing is truly ridiculous and beyond disturbing. Any Dem who takes up for the actions of this issue are true hacks.



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Look for her to be silenced soon enough





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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


Guess Obama was caught speaking without a teleprompter again.





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Any Dem who takes up for the actions of this issue are true hacks


otto in 3, 2, 1 ...






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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


Obama has not been optimal





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Queue a Rex flame attempt.....





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Guess Obama was caught speaking without a teleprompter again.


What an a-hole, huh?

The excuse was Stewart used the word "optimal" in the question so that's why Obama used it? I'm not disagreeing but just say your sorry and move on, it's always someone else's fault.






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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


Remember all the press coverage Cindy Sheehan received? Not so much with these parents.





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Obama has not been optimal


No doubt. Obama would have been closer to optimal by saying and doing nothing during his first term in office.






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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


FWIW I fricking can't stand Obama, but this is a pretty unfair criticism of him.


He is saying that the response to the deaths of 4 americans was not optimal. Not that 4 americans dead was not optimal.

Terrible word choice, but he truly wasn't trying to downplay the actual deaths.






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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


I have no idea of the grief a mother suffers when she loses a child but it really seems she has no idea of the context in which Obama said that (using Jon Stewart's word only to say it was not that).







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actually you got caught speaking about something you don't know about. i saw the interview and John stewart used the word first and the president answered using his term. please watch some shite for yourself before just responding blindly to dumb arse sound bites taken out of context.





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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


Well verbal gaffs had been used for 8 years against Former President Bush...how many times?
And Romney?
What goes around....

To use someone else phrase

Tic Tock






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Terrible word choice, but he truly wasn't trying to downplay the actual deaths.


Sorry, but he needs to stop saying thing like "Libya bombings were just a bump in the road"? Nobody put those words in Obamas mouth? Again, read what I said about just apologize and be sincere instead of blaming John Stewart? It's always somebody else...






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She will be fine. She will be getting her form letter from the President in a couple months and that will make it optimal at that point.

It it sad that these 4 men had to die due to failures of Barry O and his administration.







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I have no idea of the grief a mother suffers when she loses a child but it really seems she has no idea of the context in which Obama said that (using Jon Stewart's word only to say it was not that).
Keeping that in mind, I'm sure Democrats will always give Romney the benefit of context from here on out.






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Terrible word choice, but he truly wasn't trying to downplay the actual deaths.








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If the poor lady would start bitching for free birth control, she'd have all the news coverage she needed to get some answers.





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re: Mother of Dead US Diplomat: "My Son Is Very Non-Optimal, He Is Very Dead"


In Obama's defense, Jon Stewart did use the word "optimal" when describing the Benghazi terrorist attack and Obama just repeated it in his response.

That said, no politician should ever say that the death of a sitting US ambassador, or any US citizen in a terrorist attack, is "not optimal"






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