Saturday, October 20, 2012

Not Optimal

I've been busy the last couple of days, but I notice that the President went on the Daily Show, and agreed with Jon Stewart that the killing of Americans and the sacking of our consulate is "not optimal."

Here's where the President screwed up.  He should have told Stewart that the killing of four Americans during a terrorist attack was a freaking disaster.  An unmitigated failure.  In fairness to the President, Steward used the word "optimal" first, but our President agreed with him.  And that is telling in so many ways.  First, that the President would not correct Stewart, but would use language that minimizes the impact of the attack.  Second, that he would tell Stewart that
""And you know whatever else I have done throughout the course of my presidency, one thing that I've been absolutely clear about is America's security comes first and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, national security and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency.
Except, Mr. President, your administration for almost fourteen days tried to make it look like a spontaneous demonstration gone wrong. We know how you make decisions, Mr. President and we don't like it.


Old NFO said...

Unmitigated failure is right... And a failure of the COC to have a 'plan' in place if rescue was needed. You and I both know those 'plans' are sitting in OPCONs world-wide, but DOS gutted them.

Gerry Nygaard said...

Well to give the Devil his due, there is a "Tell" that lets you know when anyone in this administration is lying through his/her/it's teeth. The lips and lower jaw move.