Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
But they could have blamed it on the video anyway and saved the ambassador.
I think they completely miscalculated the fact that everyone would remain silent...get tossed under the Obama bus and not say a word.

What's the ambassador going to do? Contradict them when he owes his life to them?
I think he would have been honest. Remember there were intel reports showing as much as 6 months ago an attack was coming. Stevens himself asked more than once to have security beefed up.

No, I still think there is more to this.
Maybe. But remember you're dealing with a mindset that believes if we don't have U.S. military guarding the embassy...if we don't let the security put bullets in their guns...it will show these goons that we come in peace and they won't attack us.

I think it's nothing more than incompetence.