Libya Scandal Expanding – Mother of Slain State Dept. Official Tired of Being Lied To and Stonewalled by Obama
The most horrible lies were given this mother. I feel so awful to think the president of this country and his staff have all conspired to lie to this mother. All the other parts of the lies and attempted coverups in this scandal are proving utterly true.
Americans were slaughtered in Libya because security was too little, intelligence was ignored and much more.
But the administration is trying to slaughter the memory of these patriots by apologizing to the U.N. for a film that had nothing to do with it and lying for two weeks about the truth. This poor mom was caught right in the middle of this scandal, unknowingly and I must judge with evil intent to mislead.
Here’s the computer generated rush transcript:
ANDERSON COOPER: Good evening. We begin tonight with a mother who is asking the toughest question a mother can. Why is my son dead? That is all Pat Smith wants to know. Her son, Sean Smith one of the Americans killed in the attack in Benghazi on September 11th, a month after, she watched her son’s casket come off a cargo plane, a month after she says promised her answers, she says she is still waiting to hear. Still waiting for answers. Waiting for a call. Congress held hearings today. We’ll talk about that shortly, but first, my conversation with Sean Smith’s mom, Pat. I appreciate you being with us. I’m so sorry for your loss. What do you want people to know about Sean?
PAT SMITH: So good. He was my only child. He was good at what did and he loved it.
COOPER: He loved working with computers?
SMITH: Computers, radios.
COOPER: Did he always do that? Was he always good with computers?
SMITH: We’ll, when he was a kid, computers weren’t out yet. And then they were out and I got a computer and he started showing me how you could build a flame thrower by watching a computer and that is how it started.
COOPER: He lived in the Netherlands were you able to communicate a lot. Did you all ways know where he was?
SMITH: When he told me. For example, this time he was in the Hague and that is where he was stationed. He was supposed to be there for about two years. And then he would transfer to some place else. I did not know he was going to be in Libya.
COOPER: Did he ever talk about the job? Dangers that came along with his he service in Iraq as well.
SMITH: Yes, in fact I still have it on my computer where he sent me, this thing he was in working in the palace over there.
COOPER: In Baghdad.
SMITH: Yeah, in Baghdad, and he says, got to go, and suddenly he just disappeared and I said what is happening over there. And he said listen. And suddenly I heard boom. They were shooting at him.
COOPER: You must have worried a lot.
SMITH: When that was over. I can’t spend my life worrying about it. I accepted what he wanted to do.
COOPER: I want to play for our viewers what President Obama said about your son when he returned home.
BARACK OBAMA: Sean Smith it seems lived to serve. First in the Air Force and then with you in the State Department. There in Benghazi he surely thought of Heather and Samantha and Nathan and he laid down his life in service to us all. Today, Sean is home.
COOPER: he’s mentioning his wife and childr. when you heard the president say that, what did you think?
SMITH: this is the first time i heard the president say that.
COOPER: it is really?
SMITH: yes, he never told me that, he knew he was in a bunch of scary places. i didn’t expect him to get blown up and to die.
COOPER: do you feel that you know what happened or are you still searching for answers. have you been in contact with the state department?
SMITH: that is a funny subject. i begged them to tell me what happened. i said i want to know all the details all of the details no matter what it is and i’ll make up my own mind on it. and all the big shots over there told me that they promised me that they would tell me what happened. as soon as they figure it out. no one not one person has ever, ever gotten back to me other than media people and the gaming people.
COOPER: her son was a big video gamer. we are going to have more with pat smith after a quick break. she has tough words for this administration. also tonight, the latest on today’s congressional hearings on the attacks. join us next.
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.
SMITH: i think so. i believe i do. i believe it. it is my son. i had him — i told obama personally, i said look i had him for his first 17 years and then he went into the service and 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. i promise, i promise you. i will get back to you.
COOPER: some of the administration have said we are investigating and still trying to find out answers.
SMITH: they still are.
COOPER: you want them to contact you and keep you aprised of the investigation of where things are. you would think that they would at least do that.
SMITH: That would be so nice. They would at least acknowledge that they have a right to know something other than we are checking up on it. Or trust me, I like that one the best of all. I like that one. trust me, I will let you know. well i don’t trust you anymore. i’m not going to say lied to me, but you didn’t tell me and you knew.
COOPER: Pat Smith, thank you.