The Washington Times - May 13, 2013, 05:46PM


That was the reaction to President Obama’s Benghazi comments Monday from the mother of one of the State Department diplomats killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Libya.


In an interview with Union-Tribune TV on Monday afternoon, Pat Smith said she doesn’t believe the administration is telling the truth about the attack that claimed the lives of four Americans, including her 34-year-old son, information officer Sean Smith.

“They sacrificed him for their own political gains. I don’t like that, I don’t think anybody in this United States could ever possibly like that,” she said.

“I think they were trying … to show how nice we were and that we trust them and we like them all and so they pulled all their security out of there. I think that’s what happened. Because Hillary [Clinton] or whoever was going to go in there and say, ‘see how wonderful we are.’”

Responding to the president’s Monday afternoon remarks on Benghazi, in which Mr. Obama said, “We were not able to prevent their deaths.”

That comment drew the “bullfeathers” reaction from the San Diego mom who has grown increasingly frustrated with the administration’s handling of the investigation into her son’s death.

“I know they could have. I can’t prove a lot of if, but I know they could have,” she said.

A day earlier, in an interview on Fox News that has is getting widespread buzz online, Mrs. Smith wished Mrs. Clinton a happy Mother’s Day because, “She’s got her child. I don’t have mine, because of her.”