Utah Army commander Lt. Col. Andrew Wood sought more security before deadly attack in Libya

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  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Is this the same Sgt. Andy Wood, engineer on A-126 19th SF, back in 1982? Glad to see your Safe. The voice in the video sounds familiar but the years have altered my memory. Of course we weren't so old back then. All the best to you.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 8:14 a.m.

    Re: CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    " .... Monday Morning quaterbacking is strictly a Democratic virtue."

    Monday morning quarterbacking is required when the US President does his job. When asked for more security President Bush would have provided it. As usual Obama needed to blame someone else. In this case it was a bogus charge that some video was the cause.


  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    Media sources have been protecting Obama here, just as they are doing with Fast and Furious.
    They clearly have taken sides in this election and are losing what little public confidence they have left.
    Filling the void we have a variety of efforts, honest and dishonest. Elevating this to the congressional level with military witnesses is an important step. Sure, it's politicizing it. But would you prefer to allow the White House to stonewall the issue just before the election?
    "If angels were to govern men..."

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:38 p.m.

    It has always been the responsibility of the Marine Corp to secure our embassies. Embassay duty has always been a coveted assignment. Something definetely went wrong. The tragedy in Libya should never have happened. Considering the instability and anti-american sentiment in many parts of the world embassy security should be a high priority.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Oct. 9, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    These questions beg to be answered - why did the Obama administration insist the lethal attack in Libya was caused by an anti-islam movie - when all evidence pointed to a terroist attack? Why did pleas for additional security before the attack occured not heeded nor granted?

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 8:39 p.m.

    Does anyone know the real story on the attack? The White House is incompetent or hiding something.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Barry knows best. And this is the most brilliant president ever

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    Oct. 9, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    CHS 85

    Republicans learned all they needed to learn about Monday Morning Quarterbacking by watching the Democrats from 2001- January 2009. Same thing about politicizing foreign policy. For some reason though, reporters always seem to take the Bush administration to task for everything that happened. I don't seem those same hard hitting questions for the Obama administration. Like not beefing up security after a baker's dozen attacks. I would have thought that the people of Benghazi were grateful when US Airplanes stopped the bombing of their city, but I guess not. So my question is, if we cannot question policy during an election time, when should we then?

    In all honesty, it just seems like Barry's foreign policy is "Hey, I'm cool. Let's hang out." Please correct me with specific examples if I am wrong.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    One of these days someone will realize that Islam is not a friend of the US. I support trying to get along with Muslims that are not terrorists. They have had their blood spilt plenty by the likes of al Quaeda. I can't believe our Egyptian ambassador would not allow her security to have loaded guns. I would say anyone planning to be working in the diplomatic service should have handgun training at least.

  • concretebo Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 4:21 p.m.

    Wow RWNJ way to spin doctor it up and blame Obama !!!!!

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    I'm so glad that only Republicans can prevent terrorist attacks and that Monday Morning quaterbacking is strictly a Democratic virtue.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 3:37 p.m.

    And all this time I thought it was about a video....whatever gave me that idea Obama? Lie...much!

  • non believer PARK CITY, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    "I think the country will be shocked that here we should be having security dictate security. But in this case, politics was driving the security decisions, and that is just flat out wrong," he said. What a complete assumption on Chaffetz part..... Talk about playing politics!

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    Lets just act like Al Queda didn't do this. Lets act like the people there on the ground didn't ask for help. Lets pretend they didn't request additional security prior to their murders of multiple US citizens on American soil.

    No, nothing to see here except..our president on his usual muslim apology tour for some stupid youtube movie.

    Yes Mr. President, you have totally changed the Muslim opinion of America "...because your sister lives in a Muslim country...."

    What a joke.