Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
There were certainly Al Qaeda militants in the attack on Benghazi. There were self identified Ansar al Sharia members as well. There were also rioters, looters, and other malcontents who saw what was happening and joined in. Some were terrorists. Some were opportunists. Some were onlookers. And some were involved in the protests which had been blazing through the Islamic world. Some knew ahead of time, some didn't. This is why it was so hard to get a good initial read on the attacks and why there was so much confusion. The attacks on Benghazi were loosely planned, poorly organized, and messy. There isn't an overarching story line here, just a bunch of disparate ones which joined together to carry out a terrible tragedy.
Did the administration try to put the best spin on what happened? Of course. Did the intelligence community get everything right? Of course not. But it's clear that the administration tried to cast the best intelligence at the time in the best possible light. That's what every politician has been doing since the beginning of time.
If you want to find fault, look to the reasons why security wasn't better. However, the people responsible will likely be lower level State Department employees, the CIA's questionable activities, congressional budget cuts, ..pretty much everyone except Hillary and Obama. But that's only if you want to figure out what actually happened. If your goal is political spectacle, well.. just insert the actions of Issa.
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Ham categorically states they KNEW it was a terror attack that had NOTHING to do with a silly video.
This is ALL contained in the Senate Report that was declassified.
Obama is NOT 50 feet tall, he is ONE inch deep.