The mothers of two CIA contractors and former Navy SEALs killed in the 2012 attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi are outraged by a “cruel and callous” political ad that invokes images of their sons to level charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Barbara Doherty of Woburn, whose son Glen Doherty died in the attack, told the Herald, “It’s so crude and so unfeeling to do something like this. To see your own son and hear a voice coming up from the grave, it’s tasteless.”
A picture of Doherty’s son appears first in the ad. “Dear Hillary Clinton, I’d like to ask you why you ignored calls for help in Benghazi and then four Americas were murdered,” a voice reads.
Doherty’s mother said this is the first time someone has put words into her son’s mouth like that — and he wouldn’t have liked it. “I won’t use the language he would have used, but he would be very upset.”
Cheryl Croft Bennett, whose son, Tyrone Woods, died in the attacks, said the ad triggered the type of anger that she had avoided since he was killed.
“I have not been angry because it’s counter-productive. But this ad made me angry,” she said.
Woods’ picture appears second in the ad, and a voice-over reads: “I’d like to know why you lied, saying the attack was a response to an internet video.” The video then cuts to voice-overs with pictures of diplomat Sean Smith and U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who both also died in the attacks. It ends with a picture of Stevens’ grave.
Man that is tasteless!
However not at all surprising.
Anybody who thinks that the conservatives REALLY care about the four Americans killed in Benghazi needs to stop drinking the kool-aid.
These men bravely gave their lives for their country and are now having their images appropriated without permission from their families and words put into their mouths by political operatives in order to attack a former Secretary of State.
That is shameless no matter how you look at it.