Barry is far too canny a politician to pick a side on the issue of whether a plane crash killing nearly 300, including 23 Americans, is or is not a tragedy. His team will focus-group this eventually and get back to him. But of course, Obama has a hard time with tragic; perhaps he is guided by the old adage that "If you slip on a banana peel, it’s comedy. If I slip on said peel, it’s tragedy".
Meanwhile, in the Gaza Strip, it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.
And on the Tex-Mex border Obama is so keen to erase, it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.