Jon Stewart Obama Interview: A Not Optimal Libya Gaffe (VIDEO)
President Barack Obama sat with Comedy Central's Jon Stewart in his sixth The Daily Show With Jon Stewart interview to talk about a variety of topics from the administration's response to the 9/11 Benghazi attack in Libya to the president's lethargic response to Mitt Romney's attacks during the first presidential debate.
And, as polls show the president is slipping because of the Denver debate, Stewart demanded the explanation of rigueur to which the president responded with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor.
Stewart then pushed Obama on the 9/11 Benghazi attack in Libya, where four State Department officials, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed. Obama said the administration is not "confused" about the attack, as Stewart suggested, and defined it (presumably, the administration's response) as "not optimal." The president also promised once again "justice will be made," hoping to turn the page on a contentious issue that his Republican challenger has made sure to highlight.
Though the president referred to the attacks as "these acts of terror" when addressing them from the White House Rose Garden the next day, the administration went on to blame it on the anti-Islam film The Innocence of Muslims the following days. The topic is sure to come up during the final presidential debate, which is about foreign policy, this Monday.