Good material for the now over Republican campaign of 2012.<quoted text>
The headline for the link to that WSJ article on your website was only: "Bureaucratic Battle Blunted Libya Attack 'Talking Points'".
You had to order a subscription to read the story.
1.administrative system: an administrative system, especially in a government, that divides work into specific categories carried out by special departments of nonelected officials
2.officials collectively: the nonelected officials of an organization or department
3.state or organization: a state or organization operated by a hierarchy of paid officials
Bureaucrats could be anyone from a first year Senator to anyone on Capital Hill in an administrative position including the POTUS.
Hope that all is well carol!