As long as we’re remembering those who were silenced, there’s something else President Obama said that comes to mind: “We leave nobody behind.” Despite White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s claim today that “there are no unanswered questions” regarding U.N. Amb. Susan Rice’s repeated account of a “spontaneous protest” in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, investigators in the Senate say they’re even more concerned now that they’ve met with Rice face to face.

In late October, reporters from Foreign Policy made an eerie find in murdered U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens’ Benghazi residence: an ash-covered mirror with the scrawled message, “I am Chris from the dead.” With the administration’s ongoing investigation well into its third month with no clear end in sight, many are not relying on Rice or the government to speak for those they seem so determined to leave behind.