Charles Woods, the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods, found slumped over his machine gun, has been tirelessly asking questions about why his son was denied military support. Charles Woods has repeatedly emphasized that this is not about politics, but to the media this is about politics, which is why they are equally tireless in refusing to report on his story or to interview him.
If McCain were in office right now, there is no conceivable way that Woods would not be on every news network in America. But since a Democrat is sitting in the Oval Office, Woods is forced to talk to the likes of Geraldo Riviera. But what he has to say is still as important, perhaps even more important, because of the media’s refusal to cover it.
“I was contacted by military personnel yesterday, who told me an interesting fact. And that is any consulate anywhere in the world is American soil,” Woods said. “Any attack on an American consulate is an attack on American soil. There were American citizens that were attacked for seven hours on American soil a couple thousand miles away from Washington, D.C.”
“My question of the president would be this: Your Honor, I respect your office as president. But if this attack on American citizens, on American soil, happened 2,000 miles away from Washington, D.C. — say in Los Angeles or in Seattle — would you have waited seven hours before you sent the first airplane? Would you have waited seven hours until the attack was over? Would you have waited a couple of days until you had all of the videos and all the information before you responded in a responsible military way?”
“First of all, I am not angry at all,” Woods said. “In fact, Mr. President, if I had the opportunity of speaking to you face to face, and I would really love to, I would say this: ‘Mr. President, I respect your office. However, if you are responsible for the death of my son, I totally forgive you.’”
“This is about honor, courage and about love for America. And remember this, Mr. President: My son and the others died heroes and it’s better to die the death of a hero than it is to live the life of a coward. If you are responsible for the death of my son, I forgive you, I love you. I also love America.”
Charles Woods has shown more courage and honor than the leader of this country has. And that is an indictment of Obama that there can be no answer to.