Remember Cindy Sheehan?
Poor Cindy Sheehan. Her son, Casey Sheehan, died in Iraq. I honor his service, and I mourn his loss. I cannot imagine what his family went, and is going, through. And Cindy Sheehan has every right to speak her mind.
Remember when Maureen Dowd, of the New York Times, said, in reference to Cindy Sheehan:
“the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute.”
Poor Patricia Smith.
Her son, Sean Smith, was killed in Benghazi. I honor his service, and I mourn his loss. I cannot imagine what his family went, and is going, through. And Patricia Smith has every right to speak her mind.
Remember how Maureen Dowd talked about Patricia Smith’s ‘absolute moral authority?’
No, I don’t remember that either.
Because it didn’t happen.
The crux of Patricia Smith’s argument is that Hillary is a liar who told her, more-or-less over the body of her dead son, that the ‘video’ was responsible for the Benghazi attacks. Mrs Smith believes that Hillary knew, at the time, that the Benghazi attacks were organized terrorism. And there is strong evidence to indicate that she did know that. Including an inconveniently discovered email to her own daughter, sent on the night of the attack.
Just as there is strong evidence to indicate that, for days afterwards, Hillary, along with the rest of the Obama administration, was telling lots of people, and even foreign governments, that the video was responsible for the attack.
So, why is it so hard to believe that she would have told Patricia Smith the same thing?
Thus far, the best the Patricia Smith ‘fact checkers’ have been able to come up with is “there’s no conclusive evidence,” that Hillary mentioned the video to Smith, that other family members at the ceremony say that Clinton didn’t mention the video to them (so, absence of evidence is suddenly proof?), or that Smith’s story has changed over time (although her fundamental assertion has not).
I believe Patricia Smith.
Because the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Benghazi is absolute.