The White House claims two ex-SEALs killed in Libya were inept security guards. The truth? They volunteered for duty and died heroes. But that doesn’t serve an Obama political purpose, now does it?
According to the Obama administration’s United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice, the two former Navy SEALs who died defending the Benghazi consulate from attack this month, Tyrone Woods, 41, and Glen Doherty, 42, were State Department employees on the consulate’s security detail when they somehow got overpowered by a mob that was enraged by an anti-Islamic film.
That’s questionable, given that the consulate endured a sustained paramilitary-style attack that left the consulate aflame, killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and diplomat Sean Smith, and ended with a desperate trail of bloody handprints across the consulate walls.
“Tragically, two of the four Americans who were killed were there providing security. That was their function,” Rice told ABC News’ Jake Tapper in an interview earlier this week.
Hold on. It now comes to light that they weren’t State Department employees and they weren’t there to protect the consulate. They bravely did it on their own.
In reality, they were two contractors working on a separate mission — with at least one tracking down missing shoulder-fired missiles, according to ABC News.