We pro-lifers often say a politician who doesn’t seek to protect human life at its earliest stages cannot be trusted to care about and protect life at later stages.
Last night CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Pat Smith, mother of slain State Dept. official Sean Smith, who was killed in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and two others during a terrorist attack.
It has become clear the attack was premeditated and had nothing whatsoever to do with a video disparaging Mohammed, as Barack Obama, SOS Hillary Clinton, and UN Ambassador Susan Rice have all claimed.
It has also come out that the State Department denied at least one request for added security at the US Embassy in Libya. It is thought this request was denied for political purposes, to make it appear as if the killing of Osama bin Laden had also dealt a death blow to al-Qaeda. (As an aside, I’ve also always thought Joe Biden’s oft-coined quip, “Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive,” is totally crass.)
During this heartbreaking interview, Mrs. Smith said something odd, at 2:25 on the video:
[A]t first I was so proud because they were treating me so nice when I went to that reception. They all came up to me and talked to me and everything. I cried on Obama’s shoulder. And he — then he’d kind of looked off into the distance. So that was worthless to me.
Mrs. Smith picked up on the fact that Obama’s attention was elsewhere and not on her. He was going through the motions.
We’ve all experienced talking to someone while their eyes were scoping out the room. We all know what it’s like to be talking to someone but not have their attention.
But my goodness. Couldn’t Obama have faked it for one minute? I don’t understand the lack of empathy, particularly in regard to the mother of an American who died in the line of duty.
Families of slain soldiers have also complained about receiving form letters, which were delayed to boot, although Obama has been known to send at least one personalized note of condolence – to the family of rapper Heavy D, who died in August.
Abortion proponents should not be expected to care about the lives of anyone who doesn’t matter to them.