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Oct 19, 2012

Obama; the new master of understatement

Benghazi deaths, “Not optimal.”

The British have always been referred to as masters of understatement but it looks like President Obama is giving them some stiff competition.
It’s reasonable to suppose that after almost four years of abysmal failure the guy is learning the art of downplaying his disasters, but perhaps he takes it a bit far.  Asked by Jon Stewart about the investigation into the events in Benghazi he replied: 

“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. …
It sure beats “bump in the road” though.

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