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Published: Saturday, Oct. 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Obama's spin doctors just can't seem to cure the problem. The more they talk the more mendacious they sound. Pity Jay Carney trying to defend and explain incompetence.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

How can Obama be expected to deal for international problems when he's never home in the White House? Right now his concern is Mitt Romney and not some problem in a far away land ..... where he fumbled the ball.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

WHy don't you volunteer to be 1 of a dozen people to go in and clean it up? You'll just be surrounded by millions of people that want to kill you, no big deal.

Perhaps itellegence agencies have determined it's not worth it. Do YOU have any facts DN, or are you just being partisan after a terrorists attack?

I remember when it was terribly unpatriotic to attack the president after a terrorists attack.

David
Centerville, UT

The article presented concerns about the lives of Libyans who are friendly to the US, & helping us. If we don't do something to help protect those people, won't that affect the level of trust among other friends of ours in the Middle East & throughput the world? It seems that perhaps this administration is not well organized & aware of things. Or perhaps it's chief concern is winning the election.

Pres. Obama must be able to spend even a small amount of time being briefed on such matters & directing/delegating the tasks of securing documents & helping our Libyan friends to be more safe. He sent in Navy Seals to kill bin Laden, which was an extremely risky & dangerous mission. Couldn't he also send in a team to clean up sensitive documents & carry out of the country any friends who wished to be removed?

Instead, Obama is displaying very poor leadership on this issue, or so it seems at this point. Add to this the fact that he failed to meet with his jobs council for 6 months, & only attends 50% of his security briefings, causes many including myself to lose trust & confidence in him as president.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

When I was a boy, my parents read me newspaper articles about Truman and Eisenhower. When I was able to read on my own, I read about Kennedy and Johnson. As I grew older I followed the other Presidents, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. All of them could be seen day and night in the White House working with staff, with Congress, with agencies, trying their best to make America a better place for you and for me. They had a variety of ideas, but all of them knew how to work and how to work hard.

Obama is different. He is rarely seen in the White House, but he can be found on the golf course or on the campaign trail - where he has spent most of his time since being elected.

He does not seem to be concerned about you or me as individuals, but he is concerned about himself, about his goals, about his wishes. It is not surprising that he showed little concern about the attack on our embassy. He blamed it, incorrectly, on a film that few knew about and fewer had seen. He neglected his duty and people died.

WestGranger
West Valley City, Utah

This lack of action is just another incident that shows a record of lack of leadership from the Obama administration. Coverup from the media is the act of partisanship, not making the administration answer for their ignoring/poor handling of serious policy issues while campaigning a record number of days for a president.

Nate
Pleasant Grove, UT

Obama got his "3:00 AM call," and he blew it. Then he lied to the American people about it for weeks.

Stephen Kent Ehat
Lindon, UT

"Reports have circulated that U.S. personnel had asked for increased security in the days leading up to the attack. The investigations need to determine whether these reports are true."

Most transparent administration ever? It would take the average human about, say, 5 minutes to gather together the emails or phone logs or faxes or other records of communications asking for increased security.

Determining whether these reports are true is not what's needed. That determination already has been made. The people who may have received the requests knew at the time they were made that they were made. And they still know. What's really being determined right now is not whether the requests were made but whether the results of that determination will be made public and when. Opacity prevails.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

wait - didn't BO tell us it was just the video? I am sure it is really that simple .. right? Why can't we just trust the president at his word and drop it? I mean it's like people think this president is orchestrating some sort of cover up for political purposes. Geez, what sort of president would do that? Obviously we just need to hurry and drop this issue and pretend it never happened ... and than put those darn video producers in prison for life!!! Americans just need to stop making our terrorist friends mad. Darn Americans anyway. We need censorship!! I'm sure censorship is coming in the next Obama term ... for fairness sake!!

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Lest those on the far right forget, or try to hide it:

On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked Jason Chaffetz if he had "voted to cut the funding for embassy security."

"Absolutely," Chaffetz said. "Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have 15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we're talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you're in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things."

Maybe if there had been better funded security available, things would have been different and an ambassador would still be alive. Isn't it funny how those on the far right are trying to hide that fact. Whodathunkit?

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