'My son is not very optimal — he is also very dead'

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Photo Credit:Wikimedia

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.”