Saturday, October 20, 2012

Obama Calls American Deaths in Libya Not Optimal

President Obama again hurt and insulted the survivors left behind from the terrorist attacks in Libya and other hot spots overseas. This week on The Daily Show he called the deaths of four Americans in Libya, including our ambassador to that country, "not optimal". We still remember his recent description of those murdered overseas by terrorists as "bumps in the road". We hope, as American voters, that the person occupying the Oval Office will have the grace and dignity to show respect to all Americans in times of trouble. We expect our leader to be articulate and able to voice our sorrow in times of death and despair. How does Barack Obama compare to his predecessors? Let's take a look:

Imagine the grieving families of those killed as they hear the Commander in Chief speak so callously of the dead. Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith has been in the press since the murders were first reported and still has not received answers to her questions from President Obama or from Secretary of State Clinton. She said this after the President's indelicate remark:
"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," she said. "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."
President Obama is a trained lawyer, graduating from Harvard Law School. He was Editor of the Harvard Law Review. We are told how articulate he is and how very intelligent the man is. He is a seasoned Chicago politician. He knows that words matter and he know exactly what he is relating to an audience. There is no excuse for such crass dialogue from him, unless he truly is the cold fish he is reported to be when it comes to anyone other than himself.

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