On October 10, Anderson Cooper of CNN conducted an interview of Pat Smith, whose son Sean was one of the Americans killed in the September 11 terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. She said there was a reception held for the victims families. She told Cooper: “Obama told me. Hillary promised me. Joe Biden…He was a real sweetheart. But he also told — they all told me that — they promised me. And I told them please, tell me what happened. Just tell me what happened.” She is still waiting to know as the White House is trying to get their stories straight on what they will tell the public. And she revealed a real character issue in how she has been treated.
Smith said, “…at first I was so proud because they were treating me so nice when I went to that reception. They all came up to me and talked to me and everything. I cried on Obama’s shoulder. And he — then he’d kind of looked off into the distance. So that was worthless to me. I want to know, for God’s sakes. Or for Allah’s sake or whoever’s sake is there…I told them, please don’t give me any baloney that comes through with this political stuff…just tell me the truth. I look at TV and I see bloody hand prints on walls, thinking, my God, is that my son’s? I don’t know if he was shot. I don’t know…They haven’t told me anything. They are still studying it. And the things that they are telling me are just outright lies.”
Smith said that UN Ambassador Susan Rise, Leon Panetta, Clinton, and the president told her that the attack was the result of an anti-Islamic video. She said, “That Susan Rise, what — she talked to me personally and she said, she said, this is the way it was. It was — it was because of this film that came out…In fact all of them did. All of them did. Leon Panetta actually took my face in his hands like this and he said, trust me. I will tell you what happened. And so far, he’s told me nothing. Nothing at all. And I want to know.” This mother just wants to know the truth about how her son died in service to his country. All she is getting is stonewalled and lied to. They don’t even keep her apprised of their findings.
She said, “That would at least acknowledge that I have a right to know something, something other than, we’re checking up on it, or trust me. I like that one the best of all. Trust me. I will let you know. Well, I don’t trust you anymore. I don’t trust you anymore.” The defining moment in this interview may have been when she said that she wanted to know what happened to her son for God’s sake, or Allah’s sake or for whoever’s sake. It is an indication that she may believe our nation’s leaders have no idea of their moral foundation. Isaiah 30:1 says, “Woe to the rebellious children, saith YHVH, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin upon sin.”
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