Joe Biden to Father of Former Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi: ‘Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’
The grieving father also described his brief encounter with President Obama
during the ceremony for the Libya victims.
“When he finally came over to where we were, I could tell that he was rather
conflicted, a person who was not at peace with himself,” Woods said.
“Shaking hands with him, quite frankly, was like shaking hands with a
dead fish. His face was pointed towards me but he would not look me in the eye,
his eyes were over my shoulder.”
“I could tell that he was not sorry,” he added. “He had no remorse.”
Beck said he wanted to give the president “the benefit of the doubt,” and
asked Woods how he could be sure that Obama wasn’t just uncomfortable or nervous
during their conversation. Woods said it was Obama’s “demeanor.”
Hillary Clinton’s comments to Woods raise even more questions about the White
House’s official story on the Benghazi attack, which has already been extremely
After apologizing for his loss, Woods said Clinton told him that the U.S.
would “make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and
Obviously, Clinton was referring to the anti-Muslim YouTube video that the
Obama administration spent nearly two weeks blaming for the attack. White House
Press Secretary Jay Carney, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, Clinton and the
president himself all blamed the video at various points. Beck pointed out that
the White House is now trying to claim that it has always considered terrorism
as the cause of the attack.
“When she said that, I could tell that she was not telling me the truth,”
Woods said about Clinton.
Reading another State Department email that further calls into question the U.S. response to the attack, Beck revealed that the U.S. government was made aware that the compound in Benghazi was under attack by “mortar fire,” hardly a sign of a spontaneous protest.
“The question that I had in my mind,” Woods replied, “was why did we not do something to protect our forces?”
“We didn’t even dispatch anybody,” Beck lamented.
“You released the information that the White House within minutes of the attack, watched in real time the events unfolding,” Woods told Beck earlier in the program. “They denied the pleas for help and they watched my son die.”
Woods went on to read the following statement, in honor of his son:
“I want to honor my son, Ty Woods, who responded to the cries for help and voluntarily sacrificed his life to protect the lives of other Americans. In the last few days it has become public knowledge that within minutes of the first bullet being fired the White House knew these heroes would be slaughtered if immediate air support was denied. Apparently, C-130s were ready to respond immediately. In less than an hour, the perimeters could have been secured and American lives could have been saved. After seven hours fighting numerically superior forces, my son’s life was sacrificed because of the White House’s decision. This has nothing to do with politics, this has to do with integrity and honor. My son was a true American hero. We need more heroes today. My son showed moral courage. This is an opportunity for the person or persons who made the decision to sacrifice my son’s life to stand up.”
Tears in his eyes, Beck told Woods that his son was not even there for security purposes but after hearing cries for help he voluntarily protected his fellow Americans, knowing his life would be put in danger. Beck called Tyrone Woods a “hero” multiple times throughout the show.
“I am sorry for your loss, and I know there are millions of Americans that are sorry for your loss,” Beck concluded.
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