Obama: Youtube video- "disgusting." Four Americans dead- "not optimal" [Reader Post]

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Four Americans murdered in Benghazi. Ho hum.

But a Youtube video about Islam? That's really bad.

Every now and then Barack Obama blurts out something that really opens the door to his soul.

Barack Obama characterized the consulate attack and four American deaths as “bumps in the road.”

“Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky path. The question presumes that somehow we could have stopped this wave of change. I think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal rights– a notion that– people have- to be able to– participate– in– their own governance. But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because– you know, in a lot of these places– the one organizing principle– has been Islam.”

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Once again Obama put his callow and cold nature on display while appearing on Jon Stewart's Daily Show. He said Americans dying is “not optimal.”

President Barack Obama, during an interview shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.'

Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme that was broadcast last night. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.

At Breitbart Ben Shapiro notes that Obama had far more severe criticism for a Youtube video:

By way of contrast

, President Obama described the YouTube video “The Innocence of Muslims,” which had nothing to do with the Benghazi attacks, as “crude and disgusting,” an “insult,” and said that its message “must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.”

To reiterate: deaths of Americans are “not optimal,” and “bumps in the road.” A YouTube video is “bigotry,” “blasphemy,” “crude and disgusting,” an “insult,” and inhuman.

The left wing idiosphere seized and promptly and pathetically on Romney's “binders full of women” statement yet they somehow able to ignore these atrocious statements.

But the contrast in Obama's responses to the two events is stupefying.

The mother of Sean Smith, a US diplomat killed in the Benghazi attack, has taken exception to Obama's choice of words.

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.'

It says a lot about Barack Obama pays a visit to Comedy Central to explain an American tragedy, yucking it up along the way. This picture shows how distressed Obama is with the Benghazi fiasco.

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40 Responses to “Obama: Youtube video- "disgusting." Four Americans dead- "not optimal" [Reader Post]”

  1. 1

    WhiteFalcon1

    barry’s a 180 lb piece of shit in a $2,000 suit and nothing more…and finally, after almost 4 years, the press is ‘just beginning’ to see him for what he’s always been!
    They ARE as complicit in his bullshit as he is because they abandon their objectivity and took sides to protect everything he’s done that hurt us…it can’t be hidden forever!

  2. 2

    ilovebeeswarzone

    WhiteFalcon1
    he will carry that stigma for the history now,
    and nothing can change it.
    you know, I think if he would have pulverize that consulate close after the event by plane crashing a bomb on a radius of 100 feet, it would have been well receive as retaliation
    for their actions, even if it would have kill some of them,
    but he miss his timing
    bye

  3. 3

    FAITH7

    “By way of contrast, President Obama described the YouTube video “The Innocence of Muslims,” which had nothing to do with the Benghazi attacks, as “crude and disgusting,” an “insult,” and said that its message “must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.”

    “I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road

    “‘If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.’

    These words are a window to a soul-less, empty suit, and an empty head on top of that suit… the left used to mock George W Bush when he misspoke..George has to this day has more compassion in his little pinky finger than the two OFrauds wrapped together…why?…. because the Ofrauds are self absorbed ass hats and this whole debacle proves that….that goes for plenty of other ass hats in this pitiful self absorbed administration…

    I really feel for these families….I am sure they are enduring a lot of frustration… and I do not blame them if they are angry…they have every right to be… God Rest Their Souls…

    ….and may God get their families through this terrible time…

  4. 4

    Greg

    How do you feel about Ambassador Chris Steven’s father, who publicly stated that it would be abhorrent to turn his son’s death into a campaign issue?

    Or how about Barbara Doherty, the mother of former Seal Glen Doherty, who had to publicly embarrass the Romney campaign before they would stop making references to her son in speeches? From The Navy Times:

    “I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama,” Barbara Doherty said.

    A 20-year friend of Glen Doherty had even worse things to say. The former Seal’s account of his meeting with Mr. Romney hadn’t been all that positive.

    I get sick of watching people crying their crocodile tears, while simultaneously walking all over the express wishes of the very people they’re supposedly crying them for.

  5. 5

    Tom in CA

    @Greg:

    Oh sure, you are totally correct Greg. Let’s not have an investigation over 4 murdered Americans. Don’t anyone ask any questions. Move along now, nothing to see here. Maybe we should go back and reopen that Watergate burglary. That, was terrible, terrible.

  6. 6

    Greg

    I also get tired of having my statements constantly misrepresented to fit into someone else’s delusional view of reality. I didn’t say a word about not investigating the incident, did I? Nor did either of the parents mentioned above.

  7. 7

    Greg

    The evil-minded Ramirez cartoon, by the way, totally disgusts me. It pretty much sums up the far right’s irrational hatred for Barack Obama—and their willingness to exploit anything for their own political gain—in a nutshell.

  8. 8

    Nan G

    You know, out of context with these other things Obama said about the film, I hadn’t thought his ”not optimal” remark that bad……BUT put IN context and his remark is awful!

    Thanks for straightening out an old girl, DrJohn.

  9. 9

    retire05

    @Greg:

    Spare us your faux outrage. You progressives love to whine and cry and tell us how we should just move along but you didn’t seem to be of that opinion when Bush was president and your poster girl was Cindy Sheehan.

    Maybe you can explain why, to this day, the Terry family still can’t get answers about their son’s death by a Fast and Furious weapon? Or doesn’t the Terry family count in your book because they are not willing to just move on without any answers to why their son died?

    Unfortunately, the cartoon is just a clip of the truth. If the cartoon was to be correct, it would include the graves of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata, 13 soldiers from Fort Hood, hundreds of Mexican citizens, AND the four Americans slaughtered in Benghazi.

  10. 10

    Common Sense

    @Greg: Greg your still an idiot!! It was 0-blama who turned this into a political incident and yes it makes me sick!! The cover up is disgusting!! If you would take off your 0-blama kool aid mask and look at the time lines and what was said you would realize this!!

  11. 11

    Common Sense

    @Greg: I hate how 0-blama plays politics and blames everyone but himself for his failed Presidency. Can’t blame Republicans for his failure no matter how stupid you act!!

  12. 12

    Common Sense

    @Greg: Spare me with your anger over this cartoon!! It was 0-blama who used the terms bump in the road and not optimal to describe these lost Americans!!

  13. 13

    Enchanted

    @Greg:

    oh no you would rather your buddy obama say these four men that were killed are just bumps in the road and are optimal? What would you say if these men were your family, your friends, or your co-workers?

  14. 14

    Greg

    @retire05, #9:

    Spare us your faux outrage.

    There’s nothing faux about it. Nor is there anything faux about the statements made by the father of Ambassador Stevens and the mother of Glen Doherty.

    Many on the far right seem to have a deep psychological need to discredit or delegitimize any and all opinions or facts that don’t fit with their own view of the world. They seem to feel personally threatened by differing opinions. Their politics seems to revolve around paranoia. Their opinions frequently involve expressions of personal hostility. They think half of their own nation and a President elected by a majority of the voters of that nation are their enemies.

    The nation would be far better off if voters would rid it of politicians who exploit these negative energies for their own personal gain. It’s not hard to figure out who they are. You only have to listen to them, and to the people who support them.

  15. 18

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Sua Sponte
    oh my how they must have felt.
    terrible, needing the order from the COMMANDER IN CHIEF,
    which never came,
    nobody is safe, now we know.
    bye

  16. 19

    retire05

    @Greg:

    How lovely. To you, Greg, the deaths of four Americans who were not provided the necessary security they had been screaming for, is just a political hic-up for your beloved Obama. And because two of the parents, of the four killed, have made comments that their children’s death should not be politicized, that respect you seem to want to extend to them seems only to affect Romney, not the Administration, who has been using Libya to lie, repeatedly, to the American people in order to protect its own ass. That is politicization in the ultimate, Greg, only you are just too damn simple to understand that.

    Let me be quite clear: had I been a Congressman sitting in that hearing when Charlene Lamb testified that she personally denied Ambassador Stevens the extra security he was begging for, and then heard her say that the security in Benghazi was “adequate” for the situation on the ground, I don’t know that I would not have jumped over that desk and strangled the bitch.

    Now, I am quite sure that many Democrats agree with you, especially that idiot who co-chaired the hearing with Issa. But I don’t remember him pleading with Cindy Sheehan to quit stalking President Bush, or to just move on like other parents had. And I am sure you were singing Sheehan’s praises. So stop making yourself look like a hypocrite. It is a fact that you already established long ago.

  17. 20

    Common Sense

    @retire05: Poor Greg is just fit to be depressed!! His black messiah has been caught in numerous lies and Lybia is just added a number of new ones. Greg is a lost cause to liberalism and his black messiah. Fortunately America has turned and now realizes that 0-blama has failed and all he has done for the past four years is campaign!! His rhetoric vs reality are like night and day.

  18. 21

    Kevin

    I give Obama slack on the “not optimal” since he was quoting back Stewart’s language, but the rest seems fair to me. The death of Ambassador Stevens should of course be a campaign issue. It is part and parcel of the massive failure of planning, security, and rhetorical response by President Obama and his Administration.

  19. 22

    Smorgasbord

    Every now and then Barack Obama blurts out something that really opens the door to his soul.

    As I have said before, any time a liberal speaks without reading from a script, they either babble on and say nothing, or thy tell the truth.

  20. 23

    RickZ

    Is this the same Greggie-Poo from Ace? If so, where are all the polls? If not, is there some list of nicknames Axelhole puts out from which trolls can pick a monicker? Does The Owebama campaign then google that nick and pay on a sliding scale based upon the volume of pre-approved propaganda talking points comments posted?

    What pisses off the most is the talk of this Benghazi attack and the murder of four Americans being ‘a tragedy’. For the libtards who read this and for the libtard media who won’t, the attack on the Benghazi outpost and subsequent murder of the the US citizens on US soil (diplomatic mission and all that), including an ambassador, was an ACT OF WAR! It was not a bump in the road nor was it not optimal. Owebama some foreign policy genius? Not a chance. They can’t even call an act of terror an act of terror, much less calling an act of terror an act of war. Because that uh, would require that, -er, uhm, the Administtration actually, uh, do something other than play golf and take campaign trips to Vegas (a city where Sir Golfsalot has repeatedly told Americans is no place for vacations; I guess the Costa del Sol is more appropriate, especially when vacationing on the taxpayers’ dime millions of dollars).

    Proglibtards cannot seem to accept that there are people in the world (mostly from one religion) who want to kill us, and the proglibtards are fine with that. Owebama’s ghastly and inept foreign policy shows what happens when late night dormroom bullsh*t sessions take the place of serious adults soberly assessing a breaking situation.

    G.W. Bush was given extreme amounts of sh*t for sitting for an additonal 15 minutes reading ‘My Pet Goat’ to a classroom of kids on 9/11. 15 friggin’ minutes and he was somehow ‘incompetent’. Yet Oblowme spends over two weeks blaming our Free Speech rights for their dismal, at best, foreign policy failures. The Narcissist-in-Chief actually bought into his own hype that he could ‘stop the oceans from rising and heal the planet’. What it really shows is that progressives are little children living in Fantasyland and that we need adult-adults back in charge (with thanks to that skank, Whoopie).

    But I have heard no one in the media, in government, not anyone state unequivocally that the Benghazi attack was an Act of War. Owebama will wage war against the Catholic Church here in America over birth control, but will not wage war on those who attack and murder US citizens overseas, including an ambassador.

    Preezy Skeezy is so bad as a president that he makes that ignoramous peanut, Carter, look good (not that good, but better than King Putt). Owebama is on the list as ‘the first black president’. He is also at the top of the list of the worst, most America-hating presidents. Owebama’s a commie rat bastard. Once you understand that, every action he has taken or not taken becomes clear.

  21. 24

    ilovebeeswarzone

    RickZ
    FOX MILITARY GUESTS yesterday late, where saying they could have been there in 30 minutes,
    I say they could have level the place after retrieving the BODY of AMERICANS,
    IT WAS AN ACT OF WAR THEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BY A SWIFT ACT OF EQUIVALENT RESPONSE, instead of dragging waiting for SANTA CLAUS
    RIGHT?

  22. 25

    ilovebeeswarzone

    AND furthermore
    why should they need the clearance from the the COUNTRY, naming on this occurrence LIBYA?
    when the battle is happening in a place call AMERICAN PROPERTY,

  23. 26

    ilovebeeswarzone

    furthermore, because I’M still angry over the lost of those precious AMERICANS,
    IT IS EVIDENT NOW TO THE ULTIMATE EXTREME,
    that OBAMA HAS PUSH THE LIMIT OF TOLERANCE OF AMERICANS AND AMERICA,
    on all his executives signatures, from day one,
    just think SECURITY WITH THE TSA INFRINGING IN THE LIVES OF AMERICANS,
    WHEN MUSLIMS GET A PASS, OBVIOUSLY OBSERVED BY THE PEOPLE,
    PLUS OTHER DECISIONS HE MADE ON OTHER TOPICS, LIKE WOMAN DECISIONS ON THEIR OWN BODY NOW BEING INFLUENCE TO ABORT BY MAKING IT SO EASY NO NEED TO WEIGHT IN
    THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FUTURE GUILTY THOUGHTS WHICH NEVER WILL LEAVE
    THE WOMAN’S BRAIN,
    MORE TOPICS ALL IMPORTANT FOR THE DEMISE OF AMERICA, THINK WELFARE ENCHROCHEMENT OF DEMOLISHING THE HUMAN SPIRIT, AND ANOTHER OF SO MANY ENSLAVING DECISIONS
    FOR AMERICANS, THINK OF PROPAGANDE OF MUSLIMS RELIGION THEY TEACH IN SCHOOL,
    EVEN THE FORT HOOD TERRORIST WAS TEACHING THE SICK VETERANS FROM THE WAR
    HIS RELIGION OF SO CALL PEACE AS A PSYCHATRIST TO THE PTSD OF THOSE BRAVES BACK FROM WAR, IS IN IT THE ULTIMITE PUSH ON TOLERANCE OF AMERICANS ALL ALLOWED TO MAKE THEIR WAY IN THE WAY TO FURTHER THE AGENDA OF DESTRUCTION OF THAT AMERICAN SPIRIT
    REFUSING TO DIE BUT INJURED TO THE CORE,
    AND NOW AT THE END OF HIS TERM THIS REFUSAL OF HELP RESULTING IN DEATH OF THE BRAVEST,
    WHERE IS THE RED LINE OF TOLERANCE, HE HAS PUSHED IT OVER ON AND ON.

  24. 27

    retire05

    @RickZ:

    Greg is one of the uselful idiots who follow along blindly with nothing more than the talking points he gleens from HuffingtonPost or DailyKos. He doesn’t have the intellect to think for himself. He is, truely, a sheeple. One who follows blindly, even if it is over the cliff.

    He rants about the “politicization” of the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. How quickly the left forget. Remember Casey Sheehan? He was simply one soldier who died in this seemingly never-ending war against Islam. Yet, the press, the Democrats, all the leftist bloggers, were more than happy to “politicize” Casey Sheehan’s death. They were more than happy to have Casey’s lunatic mother, whose own family disavowed her, stalk President Bush. Cindy Sheehad didn’t aquire the nickname “Bitch In A Ditch” for no reason. Casey’s face, along with his Marxist mother’s face, was plastered on every newpaper, on every TV screen, for months. CodePinko was paying for Cindy’s hijinks. Democrat Congress critters held rallies with her. She became the poster girl for the anti-Bush contingent.

    To be like Greg, you have to be able to think in a circle. You have to be able to say to yourself: I am not politicizing the deaths of four Americans by bringing up their parents and pointing out how others are politicizing their deaths. Make sense to you? Me, either. But that’s our Greg. Always trying to spin things for the benefit of the left. You see, I really think he is a true believer. Only he has never had to live in a nation where that belief has been put to the test because in this nation, he is allowed to act the fool and he won’t be imprisoned for it. Unlike the political system he seems to support.

    Four Americans are dead for absolutely no reason except that we currently have a president that is inept, unqualified, and is a malignant narcisisst. Greg thinks he is pointing out that Romney, who Greg disapproves of, has no foreign policy but he doesn’t talk about the failure that is Obama’s foreign policy. You will notice Greg never says what Obama has done that is good, only what the other side has done that he thinks is bad. That’s projection, ala Saul Alinsky, pure and simple.

    Back in 2008, the Obama campaign, or OFA, as it was known, was running ads on Craig’s List for people to sit in their pajamas all day, in their parent’s basement, going on conservative websites and blogs and tout the wonders that were Obama. I suspect Greg to be one of those OFA groupies, who, if he had to live under the thumb of the government he seems to want, would be clinging to his mommie’s skirt, crying about how bad things were. He is an ideolog whose ideology has never been put to the test in this nation so he can fool himself about the Great Socialist Utopia. Perhaps it would serve him well to spend a week in Little Havana, but even then, he is so brainwashed I doubt even that would help.

  25. 29

    Greg

    @retire05, #27:

    Greg thinks he is pointing out that Romney, who Greg disapproves of, has no foreign policy but he doesn’t talk about the failure that is Obama’s foreign policy.

    Only the simple-minded believe that having a successful foreign policy means that all goes well all of the time. It’s a difficult, complicated, dangerous world out there. Success is a relative term. A successful foreign policy will include specific instances where things go wrong. There are no examples in history where it has been otherwise.

    Obama hasn’t gotten us involved in any new decade-long ground wars that will eventually bleed trillions from our economy without accomplishing anything that’s clearly of lasting benefit to the United States.

    He has taken steps to extricate us from 2 such wars left behind by the previous administration.

    He has also pursued a policy that has effectively eliminated most of the leadership structure of the terrorist organization that has vowed to destroy us. It’s often remarked that, like a hydra, al Qaeda will simply grow new heads. Here’s a newsflash: We can build more Hellfire missiles. We’ll see who worn down first.

    Romney? He talks about how much better he would do. He’ll back Israel, he says. (As if we weren’t already.) He’ll take care of the Iranian bomb threat. (No specifics, of course, and no acknowledgement that punishing sanctions might be the best route to try first, while having a military option in reserve should the less dangerous approach fail.) The guy suggests he’ll intimidate our enemies into submission with a beady-eyed stare and an imposing display of national resolve, and half the conservatives in the country roll over and expose their bellies, tails happily thumping on the carpet. It’s a bit pathetic, really.

    What is Mitt Romney’s foreign policy? Maybe we’ll hear some details tomorrow night. Wanting to throw additional hundreds-of-billions at a Pentagon that hasn’t asked for them, while simultaneously cutting the State Department’s budget for diplomatic security, doesn’t strike most democrats as an especially promising beginning. Nor does the idea of spending untold billions on an East Coast ICBM protection system that has never been proven to work. The damn thing doesn’t work half the time under highly controlled test conditions, when you know exactly where and when a single target will arrive well ahead of time.

  26. 30

    Nan G

    Ken Blackwell at Townhall has a great piece up about the contrast between wimpy Obama and Israel and between wimpy Obama and Theodore Roosevelt.

    1st Obama VS Israel:
    The Israelis lampooned the Mullahs of Tehran and the existential threat of Iran becoming a nuclear power. Yet there were no recorded riots anywhere in what President Obama obligingly calls “the Muslim world” over this year-old Israeli video.

    Why not? Watch the video and note the caricature of the mullah. Note his smirking and mugging for the camera. Note, too, the burka-clad Iranian damsels and their come-hither batting of their eyes. Shouldn’t the Arab Street have rioted over that one?

    They didn’t. And the reason they didn’t is because they knew it would do no good. The Israelis don’t quail. They don’t quiver. They don’t quake. And they never cringe.
    Compare that to the ever-apologizing, ever cringing US responses to an angry Muslim street.

    Next, Obama VS Theodore Roosevelt:
    Obama tried to com[are himself with Teddy about healthcare.
    But this is about Muslims and US Ambassadors.
    It was 1904 and, like Obama, TR was running for re-election.
    The hostage-takers, led by a desert bandit called the Raisuli, demanded ransom for the captured American Consul, Ion Perdicaris.
    Teddy’s response?
    “We want Perdicaris alive or the Raisuli dead.”
    We got Perdicaris alive. And afterward, TR even won the Nobel Peace Prize.

    But there’s more;
    http://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2012/10/21/they_didnt_riot_over_this_video/page/full/

  27. 31

    Richard Wheeler

    One thing becomes increasingly evident. The families of Stephens and Doherty want nothing to do with Romney’s politicizing of their sons’ deaths.
    There should be an independant investigation of this tragedy and heads should roll as necessary.

    Off subject The race appears dead even pop. vote and E.C. Dem’s holding on in Senate. A clear win by either in tomorrow night’s debate should provide final momentum to Nov.6 win.

    Semper Fi

  28. 32

    ilovebeeswarzone

    GREG
    how simply you put the ARAB-SPRING being a peaceful event backed by OBAMA and his FRIEND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, still going strong and GROWING for ever wanting to destroy AMERICA,
    AND ISRAEL, NOT DONE YET MORE TO COME, IT WILL BE LONGER THAN DECADES
    OBAMA WOKE UP THE BEAST AGAIN AND AGAIN,NOW THE BEAST IS WELL AWAKE FOR MANY CENTURYS

  29. 33

    Common Sense

    @Richard Wheeler: Sadly the politicizing started with 0-blama’s administration’s attempt to cover up the reality of the terrorist attack. I can understand the unhappiness but to focus on Romney is misguided.

  30. 34

    Common Sense

    @Greg: You just fail to recognize that 0-blama and his administration failed here but that doesn’t surprise me, your head is in the sand all the time.

  31. 35

    MataHarley

    premium_subscriber

    Richard, what you and Greg do not make clear is just what is the difference, in your opinion, between “politicizing”, and bringing up legitimate questions prior to an election. Perhaps one or both of you should tell us what you personally think is “allowable” prior to an election. Inquiring minds want to know.

    There is no denying that major bungling by the administration and appointees should be a consideration for voters. Nor is this the first security bungling done by this admin. Were it not for an astute and vigilant public, the Christmas and Times Square bombers would have been successful. Were it not for an inept and PC admin/military leadership, someone may have caught on to Nidal Hisan prior to his massacre.

    All of these are legitimate questions that should be put to, and adequately answered, by this admin PRIOR to an election. Assuming that we can agree this shouldn’t be brushed under the rug, merely to let Obama avoid justifiable squirming that may affect the election, the only point that needs to be ironed out is what you consider “politicizing” over genuine and warranted scrutiny.

    Personally I think Romney could be more effective if – instead of just leveling misspoken and poorly worded accusations on the planned attack vs video, or singling out any of the Sept 11th KIA in Libya – he simply asked Obama the following:

    “President Obama, I think you would agree that the nation deserves to know what happened in Libya – both in the hours following the attack and the security requests that were rejected before Sept 11th. I’d like to know, in your own words, what you, your Secretary of State, FBI and CIA appointees knew and when you knew it… plus why you felt the nation should only have been given half the story of intel – blaming a protest in Cairo – on what you knew was a planned attack hours after it happened. We’d also like to know why you could have predator drones flying above an hours long siege on an American consulate, but you could not provide military back up to Americans under attack in a timely fashion.”

    Tell me, Richard and Greg… is that politicization, or legitimate scrutiny on an inept administration, and their handling of yet another attack on US interests on Sept 11th?

  32. 36

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Richard Wheeler
    you got it wrong it’s OBAMA who has politicize the victims,
    by refusing them the help they had demanded many times,
    MITT ROMNEY IS NOT POLITICIZING AT ALL, HE HAS TO PUT THAT AND EXPOSE IT TO BE AN AWFUL
    DISASTER OF THE OBAMA FOREIGN POLICIES WHO THOUGHT THE MUSLIMS WHERE TRUSTWORTHY ENOUGH TO REDUCE THE HELP INSTEAD OF UPGRADE IT AS IT WAS ASK MANY TIMES, HE DID NOT TRUST THE WORD OF THE AMBASSADOR
    HERE WE ARE ANGRY AND SAD TO SEE WHAT THE HERO HAD TO GO WITH DEFENDING THEIR LIVES FOR HOURS AND KNOWING THERE ARE NO ONE COMING TO HELP,
    NO, THE COVER UP WAS THE POLITICIZE ING ALL ALONG AND THE FAMILIES KNOW THAT BY NOW,
    IT IS CLEAR TO THEM NOW,

  33. 37

    Richard Wheeler

    Doherty’s mother has said no “friendly meeting” took place between her son and Romney and Doherty’s close friend suggests the meeting was basically unfriendly. Steven’s father has asked Romney to back off and not bring his son’s death into the campaign rhetoric. I was referring to the families statements not my personal feelings

  34. 38

    MataHarley

    premium_subscriber

    Old news, Rich… Romney’s handlers decided to have him add personal stories from the campaign trail and this was one. A day after the first mention, the family called the campaign and asked him to refrain. They agreed. Hasn’t been done since.

    Most are probably too afraid to ask Obama… he has the authority of the IRS and intel agencies at his disposal as an element of fear. And he, like other POTUS before him, do not hesitate to use them to “investigate” or intimidate political unfriendlies.

  35. 39

    Common Sense

    @Richard Wheeler: Rich, thanks for the clarification of your position vs that of the families. I would say though that the rhetoric vs reality from the 0-blama administration would still indicate the politicizing of this incident and cover up clearly does not point towards Romney.

  36. 40

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Common Sense
    hi,
    I think in a couple of comment I did mention his name to say he is a hero
    even more than we think, today a colonel said he went to benghasi because he wanted to be of help
    that’s who he was , that’s what I was also thinking, according to his letters requesting help,
    what a tragedy yes the family must be upset but it’s for before the 9/11 2012, not MITT ROMNEY,
    THEY MUST KNOW THAT,
    WE ARE MOURNING WITH THEM A TRUE HERO ALONG WITH THE 3 OTHERS,