Obama: Libya Deaths ‘Not Optimal’

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Host Jon Stewart talks with U.S President Barack Obama on Comedy Central's "Indecision 2010" - "When Grizzlies Attack: A 'Daily Show' Midterm Teapartyganza" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall, October 27, 2010 in Washington, DC.

That may not be the optimal choice of words either. In an interview with The Daily Show taped Thursday, President Obama said the attacks in Benghazi were “not optimal.” Responding to Stewart’s suggestion that the administration did not have “the optimal response” to the attacks, Obama responded “If four Americans get killed it is not optimal … and we are going to fix it, all of it.” Stewart also asked Obama whether he still believes “we don’t have to trade our values for our security,” with Obama responding “We don’t, there’s some things that we haven’t gotten done, I still want to close Guantanamo, we haven’t been able to get that done.”