Correct - but the biggest and most important question of all (at least in terms of actually preventing such epic failures in the future) is WHY WERE THESE PEOPLE PUT IN HARM'S WAY IN BENGHAZI if their security could not be assured in the first place?<quoted text>"Manufactured theatre"? This could have been cleared up long ago if the Administration hadn't tried to spin what actually happened with a tall tale about a stupid video being responsible for what happened in Benghazi. Many Americans want answers as to why the President did nothing while an ambassador and 3 other fellow countrymen were murdered by terrorists, but stayed in bed resting up for a campaign swing the next day. Just as bad were the actions (or lack of action) by the former Secretary of State, who neglected to take steps to help them, both before and during the attack. Funny how some Dems have said that this isn't relevant, because it occurred 8 months ago, yet the same Dems have no problem blaming the previous Republican administration for things that happened more than 5 years ago. The hypocrisy is stunning, yet sadly typical.
Answer from Obama and Hillary - lame-azz whining about "not enough budget." Horsecrap - they shouldn't have been there at all then.
One is tempted to blame simple incompetence - which ordinarily goes quite far towards explaining the Obama Admin's endless fark-ups. But in this case, it's deeper than that.
The real explanation lies I the Obama Admin's delusional, naïve, and reactionary anti-GWOT foreign policy paradigm, in which they believe they can simply wish away the Islamist axis of State and non-State actors seeking to restore fundamentalist Sharia rule and the Caliphate across the entire Middle East and pretend it does not exist. The Hahvahd heads in DC fell in love with their intellectual construct, and it keeps biting them in the azz, killing Americans, and eroding our security in the world. This is what led to their stupidity in Libya, and the impossible situation they're now in with Syria.