A Mother Wants to Know the Truth
The mother of one of the State Department personnel (Sean Smith) murdered in Benghazi would like to know the truth. Take the link to see the video of her story about how hard it has been to get the truth from the very people who have promised it to her.
A partial transcript is below (here’s the full transcript):
SMITH: Exactly. I told him, if it’s such a secret thing, fine, take me in another room, whisper in my ear what happened so that I know, and we’ll go from there. But no. No, they — you know, they treat me like — 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.
COOPER: You deserve — you deserve answers.
SMITH: I think so. I believe I do. I believe it. It’s my son. I had him for the first — I told Obama personally, I said, look, I had him for his first 17 years and then he went into the service, then you got him. And — I won’t say it the way I said it. But I said you screwed up, you didn’t do a good job, I lost my son. And they said, we’ll get back to you. We — I promise, I promise you. I will get back to you. COOPER: Some of the administration have said well, you know, we’re investigating, we’re still trying to find out answers. But you just want –
SMITH: They still are.
COOPER: You would still want them to contact you and at least keep you apprised of the investigation, of where things are. You would think that they would at least do that.
SMITH: That would be so nice. 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. You — I’m not going to say lied to me, but you didn’t tell me and you knew.
In a very personal way, she has come to understand that the leadership is not trustworthy. May many people understand this without going through the pain she is experiencing.