Whose to blame? American politicians, of both parties, now spend more energy on this useless exercise than at anytiime in our history. Foul-ups happen, and they perpetuate faulty decisions by others. This is normal. What is not normal; is the level of scape-goating that has permeated our politics. If we stopped waisting manpower on getting to the bottom of whom is to blame, we could concentrate on how to fix the issue at hand. When you stop looking for scapegoats; those involved speak more openly and honestly about the fact circumstance that created the issue in the first place. There is no need to cover your butt!
Let's use Bengahzi; at this very moment, who should be blamed and to what degree is the most important and driving force. This phenominon is not limited to Benghazi by a longshot. The General Petraeus ouster is another. Not everything rises to a criminal issue although there are those politicians that see it that way.
The day before Benghazi, as we know now, was just one more day before some new crap was to be inflicted on some ofthe citizenry of the world. It turned out to be America's turn in the tank. Romnet jumped right out of the blame-gate like a champion racehorse when it heres the starting gun. Events were still unfolding. The names of the dead were still not known.
What we know now is much more, but hardly all of it. Al Qaeda attacked an American Embassy to punish and embarass our nation. The mindless effort to assess blame, for some, meant more Americans must be punished. Some idiots began to call it Benghazi-gate. The US government might fall! Yes they were out there, in the name of patriotism, trying to give the perpetrators a victory larger than any these thugs could have possibly hoped for. Yes Al Qaeda is unlikely to stop this kind of carnage while we reward them for doing it!