Via the Standard, which has a transcript. You’ve watched a lot of clips about Benghazi today but none of them bring home the anguish of Stevens and his team finding themselves defenseless inside a terrorist maelstrom the way this one does. Her exasperation at the administration is gut-wrenching, all the more so because she met personally with Obama, Hillary, Panetta and the rest of the “spontaneous protest” crew and was assured that they were working quickly to find out what happened. Back in reality, the FBI didn’t even get to the consulate to investigate until a few days ago thanks in part to agency infighting between the Bureau and State. Presumably, at this point, they’ll never be able to give her a firm answer about how her son died.
In fact, it was her son, Sean Smith, who in his final hours ended up raising one of the great unanswered questions about the attack. Remember this item at Eurogamer, posted the day after Smith was killed?
Gianturco shared a chat room message posted by Vile Rat [a.k.a. Smith], presumably from earlier that day.
“(12:54:09 PM) vile_rat: assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”
I haven’t heard anything about the mysterious picture-taking Libyan “policeman” since then. Over to you, Rep. Issa.