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Families want to know what happened in Benghazi

The father of a former Navy SEAL killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, says he learned the details of his son’s bravery not from the Obama administration, but in an email from an American whose life was saved by his son.

Tyrone Woods, 41, was found “slumped over his machine gun, which was caked with blood,” Charles Woods, the former SEAL’s father, said during a telephone interview from his home in Hawaii.

“He had continued to fire until he had no blood left and was unable to fire anymore,” Mr. Woods said.

He did not identify the email’s sender but said he later spoke with the person who “told me how Ty died.”

Washington politics has largely shifted attention from what actually happened nearly three months ago in the Benghazi attack, in which U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, former SEAL Glen Doherty and State Department officer Sean Smith also were slain.

Republicans have accused the Obama administration of attributing the attack to spontaneous protests over a U.S.-made anti-Islam video, and not terrorists, in order to maintain the president’s foreign policy image before Election Day.

Read more at Washington Times

 

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  1. Christopher Larson says:

    Wahhhh!!!! Obama didn’t come out and say, “Oh God. We are under full scale attack by Al Quaida. Run for your lives. Everyone.” We all knew this was a terrorist attack of some sort.

    Your assertion that we were going to vote for Puke Romney for the next for years and forget all about the serious problems facing this country economically, you are a fool. This election was not about foreign policy and nobody cared about an attack on a consulate in a country that was run by Ghaddafi 2 years before. Do you really think this was an election swinging issue under ANY circumstances? Lets say Obama comes out and says exactly what you wanted him to. Would anybody have cared? I wouldn’t have. To think I would cast my vote because of a very short-term issue of that particular news cycle, you are foolish.

    That is the problem with Republicans. They cannot accept that nobody likes their plan for the economy. They convince themselves that Obama won because of the “issues of the day” like a hurricane, or how people think he handled Benghazi, but these had ZERO effect on how they voted. They just cannot accept that people weighed the SAME larger issues they did and came to a different result. We basically must have voted for petty reasons or we would have voted for Mitt Romney.

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