Politics rule - never the country. In what has been described as a 'bonehead' move, Republicans attempting to make political hay out of the seemingly failure by the state department to adequately protect the Libya compound - exposed the CIA presence at the embassy compound. [Republicans' security lapse: Outing the CIA in a public hearing on Libya].
"Republicans were aiming to embarrass the Obama administration over State Department security lapses. But they inadvertently caused a different picture to emerge than the one that has been publicly known: that the victims may have been let down not by the State Department but by the CIA."