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Mother of Slain State Dept. Official Tired of Being Lied To and Stonewalled by Obama Administration
The Weekly Standard ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:18 PM PDT by kristinn

Link to YouTube video of interview.

The mother of State Department official Sean Smith, who was killed September 11, 2012 in the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, appeared on CNN this evening.

Here's the computer generated rush transcript:

SNIP

COOPER : we're talking tonight with pat smith whose son sean smith was killed in the benghazi attack. today his son asked mitt romney to stop invoking her son's name on the campaign trail. pat smith did not speak about anyone's political agenda tonight. she is, however, bitter ly disappointed with the search for answers.who told you that they would give you information?

SMITH: you will love this. obama told me, hillary promised me. joe biden was a pressure and a real sweetheart. they all told me that -- they promised me. i told them please, tell me what happened. just tell me what happened.

COOPER: so you, are still waiting to find out what happened to your son what they know, or even what they don't know.

SMITH: right. officially yes. i told them don't give me any bologna you can keep your political stuff, just tell me the truth. and i still don't know. in fact, today i heard that he died of smoke inhalation.

COOPER: you don't know the cause of deng? death.

SMITH: no, i don't. i look at tv and i see bloody hand prints on walls thinking is that my son's? i don't know. they haven't told me anything. they are still studying it. and the thing that is they are telling me are outright lies. that susan rise, she talked to me personally and she said this is the way it was. it was -- it was because of this film that came out.

COOPER: so she told you personally that she thought it was a result of the video of the protest.

SMITH: oh, absolutely. 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.

COOPER: it is important for you to know all of the details no matter how horrible or tough they are to hear.

SMITH: exactly. i said if it is such a secret thing fine, take me in another room and whisper in my ear and fine we'll go from there. at first i was so proud because they were treating me so nice. i cried on obama's shoulder. and then he kind of looked off into the distance. so, that was worthless to me. i want to know for god's sakes. or for ala's sake or for who ever's sake is there.

COOPER: you deserve answers.

SNIP


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazimother; bho44; christophersmith; demlies; obama; patsmith; seansmith; soshillary; stevensdiary

1 posted on 10/10/2012 6:58:26 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2943056/posts


2 posted on 10/10/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: kristinn

The way Cooper started out, you would think Romney’s (very tender and loving) use of the son’s story was a greater evil than the stonewalling she has received from the Administration.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: kristinn

30 days have passed, and still no answers for the families. Has anyone from Ambassador Stevens’ family ever commented on the attack?


4 posted on 10/10/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: kristinn
LIttle Lies 3:55
5 posted on 10/10/2012 7:07:44 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: kristinn
"Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition, that a person is to extricate himself from a difficulty, by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimulation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an injustice. This increases the difficulties ten fold; and those who pursue these methods, get themselves so involved at length, that they can turn no way but their infamy becomes more exposed. It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions." - See "Letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785," in Thomas Jefferson: Writings (New York: The Library of America, 1984), pp. 814-815.

On another thread today the author of an article there said that such a person must be listened to with a "skeptical ear." Those words prompted my memory of Jefferson's wise advice to the young Peter Carr.

Tens of millions now are listening to the utterings of this President with a "skeptical ear," as they have seen with their own eyes and heard with their own ears and felt in their own families the consequences of broken promises, empty words, and a false ideology as old as mankind itself--an ideology which substitutes itself and its wisdom for the Creator and "Sovereign Ruler of the Universe" (Madison) whose Divine Providence was said by America's Founders to be the source of life, liberty, and rights.

The little lies are merely part and parcel, and essential support, to the "big lie" which exists when men of arrogance substitute accumulation of coercive power for themselves for adherence to the principles of liberty underlying America's Constitution and its limitations on them.

Had so-called "progressives" not practiced decades of censorship of those ideas of liberty from textbooks and public discourse by their own dishonest methods, resulting in an electorate which could be fooled by the chicanery of "hope and change," with its accompanying denigration of the Constitution, America might have been spared from the consequences of 2008.

The President is correct: elections have consequences!

Technology makes it possible to rediscover almost every word the Founders wrote and spoke publicly, and measure the words of the redistributionist enslavers against the "self-evident" truth upon which our liberty was obtained.

The work of America's Founders stands upon the firm foundations of the wisdom of the ages. The petty political maneuvering and dissembling of this Administration rests on the more recent theories of Mao, Marx and Lenin, nothing more.

6 posted on 10/10/2012 7:07:47 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: kristinn

They lied to a dead American’s Mom? They’ll lie about anything to anyone. What a disgrace. I am ashamed of this President and his administration.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 7:08:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Perdogg

One of these days I’ll learn to not take the time to format and edit a post to make it more informative.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 7:18:13 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: All

I just watched this on CNN, powerful stuff given that CNN is no doubt the network of choice for soft Democrats and independents. I have had the feeling that CNN has been wavering on Obama since the Libya fiasco and this confirms it. While this cannot help Obama in the least, I am reluctant to say it’s over because of all his dead and out of state voters supplied by voter fraud on a massive scale.

But I would be willing to bet that live Americans who vote only once now prefer Romney 55-45. That probably makes the actual corrupt process a dead heat.

Y’all need to get onto this voter fraud aspect in such a huge way that it cannot escape detection, because it’s the only thing keeping the Obamas in America and not on a plane to visit Hugo Chavez for twenty years.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 7:22:04 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: kristinn

Dear Mrs. Smith; on behalf of every true American citizen, let me extend my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Son. I didn’t personally know him, but from what I’ve read, you have real reason to be proud of him.
As to the behavior of President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Secretary Panetta, Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Rice.....I apologize for them lieing to you and treating you so shamefully. You see, they work for me. They also work for you. They seem to have forgotten that they work for us. I am hoping that after the election this November, they will have plenty of time to sit at their homes and write letters to you begging for your forgiveness. I consider it my loss to have not known your Son. God Bless.


10 posted on 10/10/2012 7:29:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn
Don't bother, some of us just read the headline and comment. ;)

/johnny

11 posted on 10/10/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kristinn

what? didn’t she get the form letter?


12 posted on 10/10/2012 7:45:02 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kristinn

Mrs. Smith, I’m sorry but the only way to stop being lied to by hussein and his cohorts in crime is to stop listening to them. They have been lying so blatantly, so often, I believe they are now simply incapable of telling the truth. Not sarcasm, I’m serious.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: kristinn

Sorry Mrs. Smith but your son’s death is just collateral damage in O’messiah’s quest to turn the world into his personal dictatorship.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 8:06:04 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: kristinn

OMG!! This poor woman!!! And they LIE, LIE and double down on LYING to her and us, day after day!! Can anyone imagine Bush looking away when this mother was crying on his shoulder....NO!!


15 posted on 10/11/2012 4:07:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kristinn

Why was NO AUTOPSY done on these 4??????? Smoke inhilation, my ass.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 4:09:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Peter ODonnell

Cooper and CNN KNOW what was in Stevens DIARY!!!


17 posted on 10/11/2012 4:10:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: loveliberty2
Great post. Thank you for writing that.

Cordially,

18 posted on 10/11/2012 4:16:55 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: kristinn

bump


19 posted on 10/11/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mass55th

———— and still no answers for the families.———

There was a fairly detailed play by play yesterday in the Congressional hearing.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 6:39:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Ann Archy; kristinn; hoosiermama; penelopesire; thouworm

“Cooper and CNN KNOW what was in Stevens DIARY!!!”

My hunch is CNN has/had more than the diary.

Also, there’s a 50 minute video from the consulate’s security feed, not in the hands of the FBI. Issa wants it. Who has it? Holder??


21 posted on 10/11/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
"Also, there’s a 50 minute video from the consulate’s security feed, not in the hands of the FBI. Issa wants it. Who has it? Holder??"

CIA?

Letting us in on a secret (CIA Benghazi) --- [Dana Milbank]

22 posted on 10/11/2012 8:00:43 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: bert
"There was a fairly detailed play by play yesterday in the Congressional hearing."

Yes, but the mother in the video said she had no idea how her son actually died. The interview was yesterday I believe, and she said she learned something new today (10/10/12), that her son died of smoke inhalation, but she also said she couldn't be sure if that was true. She wonders if he was shot? Nobody's given her an official finding on what actually happened to him. She spoke to Obama, Biden, Panetta, etc., all in person at the reception, and she said they promised they would make sure she knew what had happened to her son. Nobody's told her a thing since then.

So, from her interview with Anderson Cooper, I'm under the impression that she learned about his dying from smoke inhalation from the hearings, and not from an official government or military notice. What a way to find out how your child died...from a hearing aired on TV. It's disgraceful.

23 posted on 10/11/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: kristinn

She needs to INSIST on an AUTOPSY!!! These LYING DEMOCRATS make my BLOOD BOIL!!!


24 posted on 10/11/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mass55th

No....that must mean they are LIBERALS.....maybe they are afraid his GAYNESS will come out.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Makes me sick that we even have to endure one more day of this disastrous presidency


26 posted on 10/11/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mass55th

That’s what I thought.

The whole administration should be stood against the wall....... Ceausescu style.

They are simply not required and are destroying America.


27 posted on 10/11/2012 11:16:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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