tv 13 Hours at Benghazi - The Inside Story FOX News December 13, 2014 10:00pm-11:01pm PST
you know, you hear over the radio, we're taking fire, we're under fire. and you hear the pleading in their voices that they need help bad. >> i actually dropped to a knee and i'm like, why the hell did i do that? that's when the rocket hit. >> rone had a machine gun and he started laying down hay. >> i rolled him over.
there was no response. i ripped off his body armor, took a pulse, couldn't feel nothing. >> when you realize they're dead, what do you do? >> just kind of said a prayer over both of them. i grew up out on the farm, rode horses as much as i could, and worked with cattle. my mom had a book that asked what your career would be or what you wanted to grow up to be in. mine was always either a police officer, a firefighter, or a soldier. it was december of 1983 when i actually signed up. i wanted to be in the infantry, because that's where you get to
do all the fun stuff. when i gopt out of the military, i started working as a police officer. after that, i picked up a job as chief of police in a small town and then moved on to contracting after that. when i got to benghazi, i was going to be there for 60 days. that was my first time into libya. >> i remember walking through our university and there was an army recruiter. he picked me out of a crowd and said hey, what you going to do after college. he showed me a ranger video. that's what i want to do. if a lot of people can't do that, i want to do it. in 2003, i was medically discharged and out of the blue, i got a call from black water saying we're looking for contractors to go to iraq and i said yes. i got the call to go to libya early 2012.
>> third grade. that's when we lived across the street from the recruiting station. i kept going over there. i chose the marine corps. i hear they're the toughest guys, so i tried out for the toughest. i got out and got a job in heating and air conditioning. i did that until i got into contracting. the first time that i actually went there to libya, we all went into tripoli. that was my first trip. the second time i went back. the third time and fourth time they were all in benghazi. >> this attack lasted 13 hours. four people died, including our ambassador. and it was on 9/11.
so i want you to take us back to the beginning. for people who don't know this job, contractors, how do you explain it to them? >> private security contractors. for us, it was protection. protecting cia case officers overseas. >> how did the hierarchy work here? >> we had the chief of base, the main guy in charge. >> that was bob? >> yes. and then you have the team lead, which would be in charge of us. >> our team leader is a staffer, an employee for the agency. and then all of us contractors are like -- if you talk military wise, we're like the enlisted folks. >> other members of your team are not here. obviously tyrone woods. there are two other members who remain anonymous. >> correct. >> jack and d.b. >> yes. >> so you were set up to protect
the annex. >> the personnel at the annex, yes. >> this gives us a perspective of the other facility there, which is what you guys call the consulate. >> here's the consulate. and then here's our compound. >> so pretty close, about -- >> three quarters of a mile as the crow flies. about a mile drive. >> maybe. if you did the whole thing. >> so this site, was it well protected? >> who wants to take that one? >> it looked nuts. it was a beautiful compound. it had orchards. it had a really nice house, a swimming pool. >> they had their own security. >> they were their own security. the diplomatic security. they didn't have like an american force, like a marine detachment. they did it themselves. >> so what did you tell them sp >> i said if you guys get
attacks, you're going die, you know that, right? i remember, i said if you ever need us, you just call us. we'll come get you. >> what is your reaction when you hear the ambassador is coming to benghazi on september 10, september 11 of all days? >> we were thinking there's only five guys to protect him. that's a huge compound. >> so 9/11 comes. pretty routine day it sounds like. >> it was normal day. just doing normal task stuff, task organization stuff. >> you had to move late in the afternoon. >> late in the afternoon, went out to meet people for dinner. town looked normal. there was nothing that looked different than any other day. >> there was no whisper that this video was a major problem in benghazi or something? >> didn't know about a video until i got to germany. had no idea about a video, no, sir. >> all right. so how do you hear that something is wrong? >> hour team leader.
he came across the radio and i looked at my watch, and it was 9:32 when i first got the call on the radio that said hey, you know, we need grs. >> what is that? >> global response staff. >> i looked at d.b. and said we're going to do something tonight. i threw my shoes on and started moving to our team room. >> where were you? >> myself and jack, we were in building d. i was just getting ready to go to bed. >> i met them halfway about there and he said the consulate center was attacked. >> you could hear the concentration of fire and some explosions. >> it was a relatively quiet night in benghazi. by 9:00, the seven americans in the compound are settling down for the night. you have the ambassador in his room writing his diary. you have sean smith, the communication expert, online talking with a friend. you have five diplomatic
security agents. somewhere around 30, 40 minutes later, mean stream onto the compound bearing ak-47s, shooting off their guns, chanting in arabic. almost instantly, they've overrun the compound. the 17 february militia men who were supposed to be guarding the compound just flee. >> you're ready to go? >> five minutes, we're ready. >> then what happens? >> i said hey, we're ready to go. bob looks right through me and goes, you guys need to wait. he was on the phone talking to somebody. i assumed they were trying to coordinate us to link up with 17 february, which is the local militia. >> probably been 15 minutes and i got out of the car and bob and team lead were standing on the front porch, and i just said hey, we need to get over there, we're losing the initiative. and bob just looked straight at me and said stand down, you need to wait. >> we're starting to get calls
from the state department, guys saying we're taking fire, we need help. >> we were talking about it on the phone. >> why are we waiting? >> ambassador stevens and sean smith are forced to take refuge in a especially protected area. the safe haven inside the villa. with them is a security agent charged with protecting the ambassador. they hide behind a locked gate. whikland waits in the shadows with a rifle ready to shoot anyone who tries to enter. the attackers can't get in. but use nearby diesel fuel to set the villa on fire. from beginning to when you're ready to go, thumbs up, ready to go out, to the time when you actually pull out, what's that time frame sh >> close to 25 minutes. i went up to bob and said hey, we need to go and got the wait again. i got in my car, told the t.l.
get in the back seat, and we left. >> you did that pretty much on your own. >> yes. we were never given the okay to go. the final straw for us to go, at least my opinion, and how i felt walls, one of the agents said you're starting to light the buildings on fire. >> a number of people, including the house intelligence committee, insist no one was hindered in responding to the situation at the compound. the committee's wording was "there was no stand down order given to american personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening." so what do you say to that? >> it happened -- all i can tell is what happened on the ground tonight. >> to you. >> to myself, twice, and to tig once. it happened that night. we were told to wait and stand down. we were delayed three times. >> you asked for support?
>> after i was leaving, i said get us an isr, which is a drone and a specter gunship. >> so the drone would have given you eyes above. >> yep. and the ac-130. >> support, protection. >> firepower. >> exactly. >> i remember -- i still remember, it gives me chills, it says they're lighting the buildings on fire. if you guys don't get here, we're going die. >> scott whikland leads the ambassador to a spot in the bathroom. the window there is barred. smoke billows into the area. he hopes to get them to a nearby bedroom, which has a window that can be opened from the inside.
he says, follow me. and crawls toward that spot. it's dark and smoky. but he makes it to the window. he opens it and drops out. only then does he realize stevens and smith haven't followed. he goes back in several times, but can't find them. finally, exhausted and choking, he climbs to the roof and radios alec and dave, two security agents elsewhere inside the compound. his message, the ambassador and sean smith are missing. now, tig, you and jack and rone are going through the front gate and it's open? >> when i was standing right here and a land cruiser came from this direction, i thought it was bad guys stealing the land cruiser. i drew my weapon and i saw the d.s. guys driving it. that's when i heard hey, we
can't find the ambassador. so we started moving towards the front porch and that's when they're pulling sean's bold out of the window. >> but the ambassador is still lost? >> the ambassador is still lost, yeah. >> tig, you and tyrone woods, rone, go into the building, one of many times, but go in and there's a moment there. >> he was saying hey, i can't find my way out. i just said, come to my voice, come to my voice. he almost made another right into i think a dining room anda. i reached out and grabbed him and said this way. we coughed up a couple lungs. >> donyou're back here. >> yes. a libyan guard said mister, mister, open the gate. so i looked at the commander, i said when you come through this gate, you close ut and lock it. i moved forward. he didn't do that.
and we paid for it down the road. >> you've been there for a while now, and you can't find the ambassador. you've been in multiple times. then you hear gunfire from outside the compound. and then rocket-propelled grenade. >> all of a big explosion. >> where does it hit? >> over in this area, basically on the other side where we were trying to mass and collect and get out. then another explosion goes off coming from the gate that was left open. i just started returning fire. >> i was inside the safe haven. that's when i heard the explosion and the gunfire started cracking off. i moved from here to here, crouched all the way down. at the same time, a guy with an rpg moved into the view of the gate. he was coming up here shooting and run away, come up here, shoot, run away. just as he was shooting, i shot him. >> he went down. >> and then it was just like a light switch, everything stopped. >> so you guys finally get
together and give up the search for the ambassador? >> the team leader made the call. we had done everything. the state department guys had left the compound, they left. >> rone tells them, make sure to take a left. in the confusion of the counterattack, they take a right. >> i said to myself, i can't say what i said to myself on camera, but it was damn, you knuckleheads. >> now we're hauling a piece of property that basically there's nobody on. >> the t.l. comes of the radio and says get down, we're getting out of here. the volkswagen golf was just named
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while they were jogging up, rone calls me up on the cell phone and tells me, you need to get back to base and stay away from the consulate. she's trying to say her goodbyes and i'm like, we need to go now. and like any good case officer, she's trying to gather information on what's going on. i just looked at her and said you're in my world now, you need to be quiet and let me do what i need to do. >> now, you have been back on the compound in the annex for a
while. you said before you felt like you wanted to be with your team, but you also knew you had a job to do there. >> i knew i was the only one -- we had two site security officers that were a great help. but from the grs side, i was the only one there. >> the armor car held up, but they roll in. >> i could hear when they were leaving, they announced it over the radio, then i heard tons of gun tire, and i knew where they were at just from the direction. then they call that they're coming in hot, which means they're coming in fast and have the gate open. you hear the flop flop sound of the tires, they're on run flats but you still hear that sound coming through. and both sides and the front wind shield were shot up.
scott got out, he looked like a chimney sweep. he was black from almost head to toe. the other guys asked what they could do, and i told them to get up on the various buildings and we had one get up on each one of these buildings here and i went back up on this building until our guys come in. they knew where they needed to go. each one of them went to their prepositioned or preplanned positions. jack is up on this roof, rone is up here. tonto and d.b. are here. tig is over in this corner initially and i'm over in this corner. >> you guys were exhausted. some of you probably have smoke inhalation and you're preparing for maybe another fight. >> just a gut feeling we're
going to get attacked and my adrenaline went back up. >> we started hearing tires screeching over in this direction and we started asking over the radio if they're coming over to assist us. their response was, they're not sure. so we immediately assumed that anything that's coming in is coming in are bad guys. >> i asked the status of the specter gunship and the team leader came over the radio and said, checking on it. that's the last time i got an answer. >> i was expecting at least some kind of air support. even just a flyover by a jet or whatever. >> sometimes that's all it takes. it gets the bad guys down. >> no doubt, that would have been nice. >> i want to put this back up here so you can describe what's outside the annex that you're most concerned about. >> this stockyards and a lot of concealment, a lot of bushes and
small trees in this area. this is what we call zombie land. >> all the activity is coming from this intersection. they're starting to stage here. this is just a big open parking lot. here is the house that we're seeing people start to go into that little area. >> they can come into here. it gives them access to our back gate. >> so you're watching this development and the cars and the people going into this house and you don't know if it's bad guys or not. and what's the engagement? you're going to wait till they fire on you? >> wait until we see action from them that specifies them being attacking us or going to attack us. i'm not going to wait to get hit before i hit back. we start seeing movement coming from this direction through the night vision goggles.
>> this house had kids over here and i didn't want to shoot a field. they were just starting to move up on us. i remember d.b. says hey, i've got movement. >> are you lasing them >> oh, yeah, i've got my lacer, picking out targets and i go on the radio with oz and tig. >> at this point when they're moving up, in my mind, they're getting ready -- we're going to engage and let them get as close as possible. and then take them out. the first thing they fired was an rpg, and it went flying over the compound. >> it came over myself and d.b.'s head. >> i was bringing water over to oz. i got about right here, about the corner of the gym when a --
>> it's a home made explosive. >> it goes off and hit right here. >> to me, it's on and we started lighting them up. i was just lasing targets and shooting them. >> the firefight start. what does that look like if >> it's gorgeous, it's awesome. >> a green hugh, with the lacer dancing back and forth. you see three or four sets of lacers just bouncing back and forth taking out targets. you'll see a flash of light, which is the enemy shooting at you, and you're just reengaging in those spots. >> anybody take a hit if >> yeah, me and tig were up on this corner and they were trying to shoot out the lights. secondary from one of the rounds hitting one of the wall, one of the lights splattered across my face and cut me on the bridge of
my nose. >> you obviously take down a lot of people and it stops. >> the way i explain it, we won that game. morale goes up. all of us could feel it, it wasn't over yet. that was just the probe and they're coming back with a bigger force. >> but there's a big break then. >> two, two and a half hours. >> at what point do you hear about ambassador stevens? >> there was a d.s. agent up on the building with jack and he got a phone call. that's how we found out that he was at the hospital. >> by 1:00 a.m., local looters and curiosity seekers have entered the consulate grounds and infiltrated the safe haven. six apparently good samaritans come across an unresponsive man. they take him to the benghazi medical center where he's worked on for 45 minutes before being
declared dead. they have scott whikland's phone, which had been given to ambassador stevens during the attack. calling whikland stored numbers, someone gets to the american embassy in tripoli and says a man has been found and is dead. a caller provides a description matching the ambassador. >> there's -- a car pulls up and parks right here. a guy comes around from the side of the car and he's throwing something. right as he brings his arm back to throw, i engage him. i move and shoot him two to three times. he goes down. whatever he threw landed just short of our back date and exploded, which then engaged again and was the signal. >> this was bigger. it was a larger force coming through.
there was, i would say between 20 cars. >> again, we just started taking them out. >> like ducks in a row at a shooti ining gallery. >> they were just constantly spraying. >> we were doing controlled bursts. you aim and shoot. you aim, single shot, shooting, shooting, until they turn tail and run. >> so far, you've taken ak fire, rpgs. are you worried that something heavier is coming? >> after the second, yes. >> so you're waiting for a third. >> waiting for something bigger.
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talking, because we both had young kids. >> rone had extended, but it was looking forward to going. >> yeah. because he wanted to see his baby. >> he had twins. >> every day and two or three times a day, we would skype and send photos and videos of the twins whenever i was expecting a phone call and didn't get one, that's when you start to worry a little bit. >> all right, you guys good sh >> we always e-mailed or talked on the phone and he would always call around 3:00, 4:00 p.m. our time, always. and if he didn't, i knew ahead of time why he couldn't call. >> we would talk every day, when time would allow. and most often the same time every day. if he didn't call me at the time he was supposed to call me, then i would begin to worry.
>> it's one of the reasons i'm fighting. one of the reasons i'm doing what i do. not only for the people here, for the family back home, but primarily you're thinking about the team. >> and their families. >> their family, we're all family now, we're all brothers. that's the way it is. so you're thinking of this family here as much as that family there. >> most of the people have staged here in c? >> i spended up on top of the command center in building c with rone at this point. >> more cars come by. what happens then? >> we don't know what they're doing? we don't know if they're still trying to probe us. >> and there's a guy with a cell phone. >> yeah, yeah. he just walked up, cell phone, walked back. maybe he was getting gps coordinates. i want to shoot him, but is he just some guy taking a walk? we're trying to think that, morale is up, we're good, we
fought them off again. >> i was expecting more cars. it was the first was quite small. but i was just happy to see them. three of the guys i worked with before i recognized them off the bat. >> including glenn. >> including glenn, navy s.e.a.l. >> connection with rone and jack and you had worked with him. >> we had just gone of the a trip to tripoli before. >> the aircraft they had wasn't big enough to take us all back. so they were going to take the non-shooting personnel and get them out. >> so the airport. >> to the airport. we were going to stay there and hold the alamo.
>> literally. >> literally, yeah. i think they had probably been there about an hour. we were talking about that wondering why aren't we getting out of here? the sun was starting to come up, but it was -- we better be ready for another attack, because it's going to come. it was about that time that glenn come up on the roof. come over and was talking to rone. rone introduced me, because i had never worked with him before. he says yeah, he's a sniper. i'm like hopefully we ain't going to need you, but i'm glad to have another shooter up here. he turned and was walking back towards the front of the building and almost immediately a mortar landed on top of the wall right there. >> when i heard it, it basically sounded like when a rocket goes off. >> small arms fire started coming from this direction.
rone had a machine gun and he stood in a three quarter cross position and just started laying down hay through this avenue of approach from here. i started to engage with him. i ran out of ammo, knelt down, changed magazines and right as i'm coming up, and i start to reengage, another mortar hits, almost to the center of the building here. and that one, it knocked me back, and that's what hit rone. he was standing to my left. i got knocked back. as i stood back up, i saw him in a fetal position in the corner right here. i stand up and try to reengage with my rifle and i bring my hand up and from here down it's anning off at a 90 degree angle. >> your hand is just hanging? >> yeah. i just keep trying to bring it up and it won't stay, i can't
make it work. that's when the second round hit. that's when i saw bub go down about right here. i wasn't sure if he was hit or just taking cover. then i turn back and try to engage and get my hand to come up and a third round hits in the same vicinity. at that point, i felt like i got stung by a thousand bees up and down my side. i figure i better get to some cover now in case another one comes. and the whole night went quiet after that. >> is that tough to talk about? >> yeah. yeah, just a little. yeah. but, you know, it's what has to be done. you're in a fight, you've got to stay in the fight. that's the only thing i could think of. rone is down and somebody needs to continue firing.
>> and you see this mortar attack happen. what are you doing? >> i'm still over here on tower three, covering this area. to me it looked like it hit right around here. we have no cover for mortar attacks. even the buildings, i'm surprised that one didn't collapse. another explosion hits right here. when i heard another thump, that's when i jumped off the tower and got somewhere right around here. that's when the mortar hit and once that mortar hit, it was pitch black and dead quiet. jack came over and said hey, man, there's no movement. that's when i sprinted to the ladder. then i just kind of went up as fast as i could, jumped over the parapit. that's when i saw dave moving off to my left. it looked like somebody in the center and a couple of other people maybe over here.
so i moved over to dave. i find a tourniquet, because his leg was pretty much severed off. it was barely hanging on by a thread, same with his arm. so got the tourniquets on him. called back on the radio and said i need help up here. i heard the noise. so i moved over to where the noise was. >> i was trying to get a tourniquet out and put on myself. >> he's just sitting there going check this out, and his arm is shaking up and down. >> i was bored. >> so he got his tourniquet, reached down, threw it on him real quick. >> he asked me if i could get over the ladder, i said yeah, i'm going to have to.
>> you're pretty banged up. >> yeah, just a little bit. i got hit in the chest, up and down my side, hit in the throat. so i hooked my top arm around the top rung of the ladder and just climbed over and was concentrating on just thinking if i fall now i'm going to break my neck and die and that's the haste thing i want to do. so i'm just concentrating getting my feet on that rung. sure enough i slip. luckily i caught myself and pulled myself back up and got down and was able to inch my way down the ladder. >> after i got oz up and moving, i went straight back to rone. he was still in the fetal position. i rolled him over. there was no response. i ripped off his body armor and got that off. took a pulse. couldn't feel nothing.
got the flashlight, shined it in his eyes, no pupil movement, no dilation. put my ear to his chest and tried to see if his chest was going up or down, if i could hear a heart beat. there was nothing. so i left him. went of to the other guy. so i did the same thing, checked him, ripped off his body armor and there was nothing. >> when you realized they're dead, what do you do? so after that, i kind of -- you know, they just want to get everybody off the roof and i --
i just ignored them, you know. gathered up everybody's weapons that were left. >> you've got to get the bodies off the roof. it's tough. >> they picked the bodies up and got them off the roof in the most expedient manner. by doing that, it was just throwing them over the edge to get them down. whether right, wrong or indifferent, i know that it's not something you want to see. sheila! you see this ball control?
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comcast business. built for business. turned on the news and there it was, four americans were dead and two unidentified. i'm like, you know, he hasn't called me. i tried texting him, i tried calling him. you know, i began to cry and i just hit my knees and prayed. >> in past experience, if i start panicking right away, i just get myself worked up. so i just tried not to worry about it. i thought i'll hear from him in the morning or the next evening. >> there was a ticker on the bottom of whatever news channel it was and it said something to the effect that there was an attack on the annex in benghazi.
and my heart dropped and i'm like gosh, how am i going to tell the kids? and that was my first reaction. >> let me take you to when the bigger convoy arrives. they finally get there, there's 50 cars, there's technicals with the big mounted machine guns. >> it was a mean convoy. i remember the first vehicle coming in, i had my gun on him and i reached my hand off with my off hand and i went like this. and he reached out the car and did like that and a big smile. one thing that we learn on these jobs is you have to know how to read people. >> is there a part of you guys that looked at that convoy and said, where was that before? >> yes.
i did. i'm like, where the hell were these guys? >> where were they a few hours ago? >> exactly. >> you get everybody mounted up, you're driving to the airport in this massive convoy, but still probably worried about attacks on the way. you get there and there's another confrontation. >> between the militias. our militia and whoever's militia was controlling the airport. we were the bigger militia, so we got through. >> you had a smaller airplane. it's not exactly big for everybody. >> they are starting to pull me off. i said i walked into benghazi, i'm walking out of here. i slide to the edge, stand up and they bring in dave. he was in and out of consciousness throughout the flight and somewhere in between that, somebody is clearing their gun, their pistol -- >> in the plane? >> in the plane. and a round goes off.
and the pilot is -- i'm not going to -- he wasn't going to take off until they could confirm whether or not the fuselage had been breached. it had lodged against the seat post and didn't penetrate anything. >> dave was bleeding out. if there was another delay -- >> he probably wouldn't have made it. he was down to as much blood as a person could lose before they die. >> the rest of you guys are going to wait for the next plane with the bodies. >> yes. >> i didn't answer it on the first ring. it rang a couple times, because i wasn't sure who it was going to be. if it was going to be him or some, you know, representative informing me of what had
happened. i took a deep breath and i listened, and i just said okay, and i love you. and i probably didn't sleep much that night. >> it was really brief. he just said, i'm okay. everything is okay. and click, he hung up. so it was super quick. >> finally it was about 5:00 in the afternoon. a nurse had called and said he had arrived there. so i was just like -- just like i could breathe. just thank god. >> would you do it all over again? >> yes. >> definitely. i would be there -- >> it's just the way they are. >> we run to it. we're not running away from it. >> how often do you get back from this 13 hours? >> every day you think about it.
there isn't a day that you don't. >> i mean, i'm reminded me every time i go to grab something. >> because your hand. >> yeah, because i still don't have full use of it. probably never will have full use of it. i mean, but it is a reminder. it reminds me of the honor of fighting with guys like tig and tonto and rone and bub and jack and d.b. very few times in your life will you get to form a bond like this. most of the time it's done in situations that suck. but i wouldn't give it up. >> when you see all of the back and forth that's happened over the past roughly two years, what do you think about all the
political battle and that sort of thing in >> you can't get wrapped up in it. we're not politicians. we're contractors, we're soldiers, marines, rangers. we still are. will always be. so leave that to the politicians. i can't speak for why a politician did this or why a politician did that. all i can speak for is what we went through that night and what happened. >> i gave you that 30 minutes back, and i gave you some air power, would ambassador stevens and sean smith be alive today? >> yes, to me, without the delay, they would still be alive. my gut is yes. >> are you in on that? >> i strongly believe if we had left immediately, they would still be alive today. >> i think there's a lot of things that could have been different. i mean, air power, if we had some air support, if they had sent somebody in. >> the specter can see heat
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i said to myself, as soon as by baby girl says she doesn't want me doing this anymore, i'm going to stop. and she did. she said, daddy, i don't want you to fight bad guys anymore. grant it, i still miss the guys. but every night when i get a kiss from my kids good night, it all dissipates. >> i just enjoy being home, being with the wife and kids and it's just peaceful.
>> is that fun? >> yes. >> not having my fun that opposes, it's very difficult to pick things up. it's one of those things you don't think about until you don't have it anymore. you like the red one? >> thank you lord for this good and we thank you that we're here with our friends. just watch us over and keep us safe and god mess us. >> greater love hath no man than this, than a man lay down his life for his friends. i think of tyrone and bub every
time i read that. >> they're still part of that team. they're just somewhere else right now. eventually we'll all link up again some day. tonight on "red eye." >> coming up on "red eye," the bahamas get a makeover just in time for tourist season. we will discuss how global warming is changing the face of this once tropical resort. plus, how did the president feel about "the good wife" being nominated for a golden globe earlier this week? >> nothing was more important. that's a big deal. >> and finally, doggie motorcycle gang. wewe've got the exclusive look at the show pup of anarchy. none of these stories on "red eye" tonight. >> and now let's welcome our guests. she can wound you with a smile, but she prefers to use