I apologise to my American readers who might be very fond of their president... but honestly the man isn't very sharp is he? Come'on did you hear his speech at the Virginia Tech University public mourning?
He said, in his second sentence... "they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time"; well, NO! They were just where they were meant to be, in school, in class studying because they were good kids who had hopes and aspirations. There are hundreds things he could have said to show his empathy and sincere condolences, this was not one of them. His speech was pathetic attempt at showing he cares.