Benghazi Hero: 'Worrying About Uniforms While Lives Are at Stake Is Ludicrous'
One of the heroes of the Benghazi terror attack reacted with disbelief to a new detail revealed today in the House Benghazi committee's final report.
The report from Rep. Trey Gowdy's (R-SC) committee said that the response was delayed because Spain-based Marines spent three hours changing uniforms, at the behest of the State Department.
Mark "Oz" Geist said critical decisions should have been made quickly on the ground, not deliberated by security experts in Washington.
"I mean, [Benghazi survivor Kris] 'Tanto' [Paronto] didn't care if he was in shorts and blue jeans, and I don't think the Libyans cared either. I mean, worrying about whether or not somebody's uniform is going to offend somebody in a combat situation when American lives are at stake is ludicrous. And it's just beyond me that somebody would be worried about that when we have Americans in peril."
Geist and several other CIA annex security team members, whose story was told in the movie 13 Hours, fought the attackers at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi.