The Washington Times - October 26, 2012, 01:54PM

The father of slain former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods talked about his son’s loss and Obama administration lies with Megyn Kelly today in an interview.

The decisions made by the Obama White House and administration as the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was unfolding has had a devastating impact in the lives of the family members of those killed.

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Mr. Woods compared the behavior of his son to the U.S. government personnel who watched the attack as it happened without intervening.

“This news that he disobeyed his orders does not surprise me,” he told Ms. Kelly. “My son was an American. And he had the moral strength to do what was right even if that would professionally cost him his job. Even if it would potentially cost him his life. He was a hero who was willing to do whatever was necessary to respond to their cries for help.

“If, in fact, those people in the White House were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son Ty had, immediately, within minutes of when they found there was a first attack … they would have sent, they would have given permission, not denied permission … for those C-130s to have gone up there. …

“I don’t know much about weapons, but it’s coming out right now that they actually had laser targets focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son and they refused to pull the trigger. They refused to send those [C-130s]. To me, I’m an attorney, this may not meet the legal test of murder. But to me, that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it are murderers of my son.”

Saying that “you know who you are,” Mr. Woods offered forgiveness to those in the Obama administration who are culpable in his son’s death.  He said he hoped they would change the direction of their lives.

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Anneke E. Green is Assistant Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Times.