So much is being written about this (outside of the Old Media of course) and it’s just awful to learn about. From National Review:
For the Washington Post, David Ignatius has obtained a CIA timeline of the September 11 attack. He begins:
A detailed CIA timeline of the assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi paints an anguishing picture of embattled Americans waiting for Libyan security forces who didn’t come and courageous CIA officers who died on a rooftop without the heavy weapons they needed, trying to protect their colleagues below.
It’s a story of individual bravery, but also of a CIA misjudgment in relying on Libyan militias and a newly formed Libyan intelligence organization to keep Americans safe in Benghazi.
That much we already knew. The courage of the few defenders has been well documented (and can’t be praised enough). Equally well documented is the abysmal decision-making that left them out-gunned, out-manned, and vulnerable in the midst of a veritable hornet’s nest of terrorism.
Here’s more: The Benghazi Scandal.
And more: Why Obama Chose to Let Them Die in Benghazi.