To The Editor:

“What does it matter then or now?”

Those are the words of Hillary Clinton as she testified in front of the U.S. Senate on what happened in Benghazi, Libya. As the father of a career military man and the son and son-in-law of two World War II veterans, I take great offense to Mrs. Clinton’s nonchalant attitude about the loss of American lives due to her negligence on the job as our secretary of state.

Mrs. Clinton, it does matter. Ask the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, spouses and children of those Americans who were killed because you didn’t take the phone call and do your job. I really resent the tears you supposedly shed as you spoke of those Americans who died. I have to believe that was just another political ploy and besides you already said it doesn’t matter.

Perhaps if you, your so-called husband Mr. Bill, or your daughter, had truly served your country and were in harm’s way you would be more sensitive to our men and women who have served our country and for those who are currently serving.

It matters to all those folks who are buried in graves throughout the world who died while fighting for our freedom. Mrs. Clinton, perhaps you need to go and look at Flanders Field, the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Wall and all the rest of the various memorials and monuments that pay tribute to those who have fallen on the field of battle. Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it matters.

There is talk now that you may be making plans to run for the presidency of the United States in 2016. Mrs. Clinton, you will not get my vote because it does matter to me what kind of person we have in the office of president of the United States.

Well, I have said my piece. So much for the Obama administration that is supposed to be transparent, open and honest. This is just another example of how the political system is broken. This is not about being a Republican, a Democrat, a Tea Partier, a Libertarian, etc. It is about being a human being, and I’m proud of the military men and women past and present.