“Here is what I will say — if four Americans get killed, it is not optimal” – President Obama on Comedy Centrals ‘The Daily Show’
Not optimal?!? That’s what you say when your car gets 25 mpg instead of the ‘optimal’ 30… or when the computer you built doesn’t play the latest gaming software without blurring. That phrase is followed up by ‘but it’s acceptable’. That is NOT a phrase you use when referring to the deaths of Americans.