Wednesday, May 08, 2013

"What Difference Does It Make?"

 I'm not rich, middle-aged maybe, depending on the definition, and I am most definitely not a man.  I do love Chik-Fil-A though!!

I have nothing but utter contempt for a U.S. president who gives a stand-down order when Americans are under fire, then repeatedly lies about the reason for the attack.  To cover his sorry ass, he orders his Joint Chiefs to lie and say response forces couldn't have gotten there in time.  He is a coward.  He is a liar.  He is not only a disgrace of a president, but as a human as well.  

Four men died! They are more than names and pictures, they were sons, brothers, husbands, fathers.  Children will never see daddy walking in the door.  Parents mourn a son that absolutely should have outlived his parents.  Hillary asked "What difference does it make?"  Apparently a difference in the value of human life, or lack of.

 Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Christoper Steven's mother, Mary Commanday told New York Daily News: 'He did love what he did, and did a very good job with it. He could have done a lot of other things, but this was his passion.'
'I have a hole in my heart,' said his mother.
Stevens' stepfather Bob Commanday, 90, of Oakland, said the diplomat would tell his mother his assignments in the Arab world were 'no more dangerous than Oakland.'
'He was selfless,' said his younger brother Thomas Stevens, an assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco. 
'He got along with everyone he met because he was interested in them, not in himself. That's what made him a great diplomat.'
His family last saw him about four months ago, Mr Commanday said, when they threw him a farewell party in the San Francisco Bay area.
His brother was not surprised to hear that Stevens risked his life to help his staff.
'He's loyal. He doesn't bail out,' Thomas Stevens said. 'The thought of driving away was not consistent with who he was.'

Glen Doherty

Glen Doherty was a former US navy special forces soldier and co-author of a book two years ago titled Navy Seal Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century.
Doherty's sister, Kate Quigley, on Thursday called him "an American hero" and described his involvement in the mission to rescue a soldier, private Jessica Lynch, captured by Iraq at the beginning of the 2003 US invasion.
Doherty, 42, was working for a private security company hired by the US state department to guard the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, who was also killed in the attack on the Benghazi consulate.Quigley said she doubted her brother was the victim of a random protest over an anti-Muslim film.

"You have to understand, Glen was highly trained. He was the best of the best. He wouldn't have gone down for some protest over a movie," she said. "This was serious, well-planned, well-executed. He was very good at what he did." Quigley said: "He always knew the dangers, but he never talked about it. ... He's been going overseas since 9/11, and he's always made it back."

Sean Smith

Sean Smith was a US air force veteran who worked at American embassies in South Africa, Iraq and Belgium before his posting to Libya.

The 34-year-old father of two was a ground maintenance specialist in the air force for seven years and left as a staff sergeant in 2002. He joined the state department 10 years ago.

Smith's posting as an information management officer was meant to be a brief assignment. A regular player of online games known by the name "Vile Rat", the last the outside world heard of Smith was when he sent an alarmed message to a fellow gamer as the US consulate in Benghazi came under attack.

Tyrone Woods

Tyrone Woods was more low-key, and nearly all his family has kept a low profile in the aftermath of the tragedy. He was a SEAL for two decades before going to work as a CIA contractor in 2010. Woods was beloved by those who knew him as a devoted family man, a friendly and reassuring presence in his Imperial Beach neighborhood — and as a great patriot.

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