LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2014 — On Memorial Day, many Americans paid tribute to fallen soldiers. As painful as it is for families to visit the graves of loved ones lost in war, the cemetery allows for some closure. The survivors know where their loved ones are, how they died, and why they are gone. Clear answers eventually help lead many survivors to places of solace and peace.
Conversely, not having those answers can be a constant source of torment. Pat Smith is a tormented woman. Her son Sean Smith was one of the four Americans murdered in Benghazi, Libya on the eleventh anniversary of the original September 11th attacks. The day after the 2012 attacks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Pat Smith that her son died due to Muslim anger over an anti-Islamic internet video. The truth was that the video played no role in the attacks, and the administration knew this. A recently released email confirmed that blaming the video was a deliberate strategy to bolster the president’s reelection chances.
Pat Smith was promised answers. She has never received a single phone call. When Cindy Sheehan embraced Hugo Chavez and cursed President George W. Bush, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd glibly declared that a grieving mother’s viewpoint was “absolute.” Since Smith is critical of a liberal administration, the word absolute means nothing.
On Memorial Day, Pat Smith was asked by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace what she thought of Hillary Clinton. Smith twice said, “Don’t ask me that.” Yet Smith could no longer hold her tongue, saying about Clinton that “she is a terrible person.” Smith also added that Hillary wants to run an entire country, but she cannot run anything.
Hillary defenders will claim that conservatives are using Smith to score political points. They will deflect to Bush and the Iraq War. They will even claim that critics of Hillary are sexist in the same way critics of Obama are supposedly racist.
Even if all of that toxic bile were true, the ultimate truth remains the same. Smith is a legitimate victim. Hillary has played a major role in violating Smith. Hillary has a history of such violations. Hillary Clinton is a terrible person.
Only a terrible person would be part of an administration that left people to die to protect a false narrative about defeating al Qaeda.
Only a terrible person would take part in blaming an innocent film-maker and staying silent while he went to jail to protect the administration.
Only a terrible person, when asked how Sean Smith died, would respond, “What difference at this point does it make?”
Only a terrible person would deliberately lie to a grieving mother about how her son died.
Only a terrible person would refuse to answer questions that would give the grieving mother a sense of peace.
Why was Sean Smith left to die? Why did the Obama-Hillary government refuse to try and save Smith’s life? Who gave the order for those planning a rescue mission to stand down? Why was the American government unprepared for the attacks in the first place?
Hillary Clinton knows that the truth coming out could damage her chances of being President. A good human being would put doing what is right above an obsessive quest for power. A terrible human being who has often been compared to Lady MacBeth would trample over people and show an utter disregard for their humanity. Can any Hillary defender claim that she cares about people like Pat Smith? Can anybody claim that Pat Smith is a partisan gunslinger?
Smith is an ordinary American woman who wants to know what happened to her son. Every day for her will be Memorial Day until she gets some answers.
Hillary Clinton has not given Pat Smith or anybody else in America answers about what happened in Benghazi in the 20 months since the attacks happened. There is no reason to expect that Hillary will voluntarily ever give those answers. Winning at all costs requires shrouding the truth and wrecking the lives of innocent people.
Inflicting that carnage is the very essence of Hillary Clinton.
That is what makes her a terrible person.