The consulate in Benghazi was just a place from which Amb Stevens<quoted text>
Why we have an american consulate in bengazi in the first place is a better question. We are in too many places for these things not to happen. It's inevitable.
would be better able to carry on in his outreach endeavors with the general Libyan populace. And he was evidently making huge inroads to that purpose when he was murdered by terrorist cowards. Many Libyans turned out to mourn the loss of Stevens.
Apparently he felt confident enough to leave the relative safety of his Embassy in Tripoli, but I believe at least one of his advisors should have (if they didn't) mentioned the possibility of a 9/11 anniversary attack, and to be wary of that possibility, especially with what was happening in Cairo. I guess they could have figured an attack would be more likely in Tripoli, as to why they went to Benghazi,we may never know.