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The death of a US Ambassador and other Americans in an utterly predictable, predicted and preventable terrorist attack is a disgrace that Barack Obama and his team of soft power naifs cannot escape. Bob Woodward details just how directly Obama's policies and his team's desire to claim they vanquished al Qaeda led to these men being slaughtered.

WOODWARD: There are lots of unanswered questions. And I love documents, and they released some documents in this, and if you go and look at the original request for more security, they say our policy, our goal here is to shift from an emergency footing to normalize the security relationship.

Now, this is in March, six, seven months ago. Anyone looking at that what say, wait a minute, read the document in which they say, oh, the situation is incredibly unstable. Well, why are you trying to normalize your security in a situation that's visibly unstable? You even acknowledge that.

The attack was not even vaguely related to the video of doom, but the truth points out something that destroys the narrative that bravely, brave Sir Barry has vaporized our enemies.

(CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say.

They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group.

Zawahiri calls for revenge for the killing of the most senior Libyan member of AQ and voila, on the anniversary of 9/11 US soil is invaded and our Ambassador and others are murdered. This article shows all the lies and political propaganda that has been thrown in the air in a failing attempt to obscure the truth. Osama is dead and al Qaeda is not.The Obama team could not admit that al Qaeda was still a major threat and that they would attack us in direct response to actions of the master of the kill list. That doesn't make it wrong to return terrorists to their component molecules wherever we ca find them. But it is wrong to use this as a reelection ploy and try to lie your way out of accepting the responsivbility of making those gutsy calls.

UPDATE: The Drill SGT points out in the comments that the security company may not be the problem as much as the rules they were forced to operate under.

On a side note, I would like to point out that the Obama team also avoided using the evil Blackwater folks to protect American diplomats using instead a fly by night firm from Wales who in perfect soft power methodology hired some locals and gave them handcuffs and batons. A grand total of zero diplomats were killed during Blackwater's tenure that includes Ambassadors and all the staff, in a ton of the world's biggest crapholes. Just sayin'.