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McCain On Obama’s ‘Optimal’ Remark: He ‘Has Never Known What These Kinds Of Tragedies Are About’

On last night’s On The Record, host Greta Van Susteren spoke with guests Sen. John McCain and Sen. Kelly Ayotte about Barack Obama‘s choice in describing the deaths of the four Americans in Libya as “not optimal” in his interview with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, echoing Stewart’s own phrasing of the situation.

“Well, even from someone like the President, who has never known what these kinds of tragedies are about,” said McCain, who had survived several years as a POW following his capture in North Vietnam, “the service and sacrifice that people make, it’s still just — You know, I can’t even get angry. It’s just so inappropriate. I’m sure that families of those brave Americans are not amused.”

Van Susteren then asked Ayotte to weigh in, characterizing the Obama administration’s actions regarding Libya as being “for lack of a better word, weird.” Senator Ayotte agreed that it was all “astounding.”

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