Help was, it is reported, about an hour away ... one of those aircraft carriers that Obama talked about Monday night was in the vicinity as well. Yet, due to chain of command the civilians were left to die? Why isn't there an "automatic" back-up plan for such a situation? Are the military and State Dept. really that stupid or incompetent to not have a plan to protect the civilian personnel?
Of course, I'm still wondering why, if Stevens felt there was a security risk, why he was there with so little protection. Why wasn't he ordered to stay out of Dodge? Or was there some urgent reason for him to be there?
Speculation is that these emails were leaked by someone in the administration who does not want to be thrown under the bus if Obama loses the election. With the way the election tide is flowing right now, that may be a real fear for some in the administration who may be involved. I find it hard to believe that Wiley Willie is going to let Hillary take the big fall for this mess.
Makes me also wonder if Romney's people got a sniff of this before the Monday debate. Would that explain why he didn't make Benghazi a big issue on Monday? Did they just lay back knowing that the spit would hit the fan in a day or two, and that it wasn't necessary for Romney to spike the football?