Only in the media bubble that Barack Obama has surrounded himself in would an appearance on a The Daily Show with Jon Stewart be considered a hard-hitting interview. To Stewart’s credit he at least brought up the assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in what we now know was a pre-planned terrorist attack.
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.”
Barack 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.”
For those keeping score at home, this heinous attack has now been referred to by the President as “a bump in the road” and “not optimal.” The YouTube video the administration spent weeks blaming was called, “reprehensible and disgusting”, “an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well,” “crude and disgusting,” “bigotry,” and “blasphemy,”
Way to get seriously indignant about the murder of four American’s Mr. President…