From the moment the Benghazi circus on Capital Hill began, it may well have been a ruse. Real purpose: to nail Hillary Clinton in the wake of destroying Susan Rice's chances of succeeding Clinton at State. In fact, I'd put money on it. Why go after Clinton? Well, there's 2016...
... The report made 29 recommendations to improve security for State Department personnel around the globe. Hillary Clinton said in a letter to Congress that she's accepted all of the recommendations and is already working to correct some of the problems. On Monday the State Department asked Congress for permission to use $1.3 billion tagged for the reconstruction of Iraq to provide more security personnel at dangerous diplomatic posts and make other physical security improvements to the compounds.
While the panel noted that some officials demonstrated poor leadership, it concluded that no government employee "engaged in misconduct or willfully ignored his or her responsibilities," so no one should be disciplined. Being able to pin the whole mess on a few incompetent officials would definitely be easier, but the report shows that the U.S. failed to prevent the attack due to complex problems that even go beyond the State Department. The panel found officials at the department have been struggling to get funding for security, and called for "a more serious and sustained commitment from Congress to support State Department needs, which, in total, constitute a small percentage of the full national budget and that spent for national security." That point probably won't be emphasized when members of Congress are grilling State Department officials in hearings later this week. ...Daily Intel
Gee. Probably not... Nor will the gender and race factors among Republicans in Congress be addressed, or will they? Finally?