Back in 2005, NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd endowed Cindy Sheehan with “absolute moral authority” for losing her son, Casey, in war.
Got another certificate of absolute moral authority on you, Mo?
[SEAN] HANNITY: All right, here with reaction to this unbelievable insensitivity is someone who definitely does care about what happened two years ago. That’s the father of Ty Woods. He was a hero that day on September 11, 2012. He saved a lot of people’s lives, and he was killed for his efforts. Charles Woods, the father of Ty, thanks for being back on the program.
What is your reaction to, “Dude, that’s, like, two years ago,” and Nancy Pelosi’s comments? What’s your reaction to that?
CHARLES WOODS, FATHER OF TY WOODS: Well, first of all, Sean, I want to thank you for not allowing the Benghazi betrayal to be swept under the rug. The good news is what we heard this morning, and that is that there is going to be a select committee. And that is an answer to prayer. The people of the United States, as well as the families, need to know what actually happened.
[T]he smoking gun of this document was where they said emphasize that the protests were rooted in the Internet video and that it was not a broader failure of foreign policy.
This was about the same time that I met Hillary Clinton when the bodies came in to Andrews Air Force Base. And I think I mentioned this to you before. Hillary Clinton came up to me, and I gave her a handshake and a hug. And when I shook her hand, she said to me, We are going to have the filmmaker arrested.
Even at that time, she was trying to place a spin on what happened. It wasn’t a result of a video. They had two drones above the battle in Benghazi feeding real-time video to the Situation Room in the White House. They could see as it was happening on September 11 and September 12th. For seven or eight hours, they watched this battle happen. They didn’t watch a video protest. They watched a battle with militants that were associated with al Qaeda.
HANNITY: Yes. Now, earlier this week, we had testimony — Brigadier General — retired brigadier general Robert Lovell testified the military should have tried to intervene. Now, we’ve talked to you about your son, and he was told to stand down, was he not?
WOODS: I have actually talked to the reporter on the ground that talked to Ty’s friend, who was there, who said, Yes, Ty was told on more than one occasion to stand down and not to go rescue.
HANNITY: And as far as you know, he disobeyed orders and went to fight, and as a result, lost his life trying to save other people’s lives — as a matter of fact, successfully saving other people’s lives. That was your son, right?
WOODS: That was the type of hero Ty was. He was going to jeopardize his life, as well as his military career…
HANNITY: What would you like to ask the president if you had a chance?
WOODS: Well, I did ask this question of the president last September. I sent a letter to him. And I said, If this had been a member of your family, Mr. President, would your rescue attempts have been more aggressive? And his response to me lacked credibility. He said, If it had been a member of my family, I would have basically done nothing different.
They did ask the president’s spokesman:
KARL: Is the White House going to cooperate with this investigation, yes or no?
JAY CARNEY: First of all, I haven’t seen an investigation. I’ve seen a lot of rhetoric, a lot of talk. I’ve seen some of he usual partisan assertions, and heard them. What I will say is we have a long history of cooperating with legitimate oversight from Congress. And that cooperation will continue. What I am not going to peculate about is what the Republicans are up to. It’s blatantly apparent based on what they’ve said, and what even other Republicans have said that it’s a highly partisan exercise.
Absolute moral authority don’t buy you what it used to.
Cindy Sheehan’s parlayed her AMA into a shot at the Governor’s chair in Cali!
Cheer up, Cindy. I’d vote for you if I lived in California!