Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:28 AM
Pat Smith's son Sean was killed during the 9/11/12 assault on the American consulate in Benghazi that left three other Americans dead including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. In her initial grief, Mrs. Smith describes being embraced by the Obama administration, and being told by "all of them" that her son's death was caused by the video. They promised her facts about his death; that's all she wanted. Biden, she says, was "a treasure." Panetta took her face in his hands and promised her the truth. She cried on President Obama's shoulder and "then he kind of looked off into the distance." She has heard nothing. She sees bloody handprints in pictures of the sacked US building and wonders if they are her son's. They are still studying it, they tell her, "and the things they are telling me are outright lies."