I watched the Darrel Issa hearings yesterday. He had four State Dept people on the dock, two field guys who were on the ground in Libya and asked for re enforcements well BEFORE the legation was attacked and burned. The other two were Washington desk wienies who had denied the requests for reinforcements.
The field guys reluctantly admitted under direct questioning that Washington had not given them anything. The desk wienies claimed that they had given the field guys "full support".
Figure the State Dept bureaucracy will deal with these poor guys. The two field guys will be dumped on for confessing to embarrassing facts. The two desk wienies will be dumped on for not being more evasive under questioning. All four of them can kiss off any thought of promotion in the next 100 years.
The atmosphere was tense to the point of Chairman Issa offering his committee's protection to the two field guys against State Dept retaliation.