The matter at issue is the administration’s response after the attack, though this obviously has much to do with what happened before and during it. During the attack, there was no real resistence on our part (for which the CIA is partly to blame) and we sent nobody in during the extended attack (for which is the administration and Panetta’s Defense Department are to blame). But the CIA did warn Clinton & State, and hence the administration, of the threat by groups including or like Al-Qaeda. Ignoring those warnings makes State look very bad, as their spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said explicitly. So between the time that CIA initially released the talking-points and when the administration distributed them, they went through twelve revisions, which took out indications of State’s negligence (most important link/video is here). The scrubbing of Al-Qaeda & Co. from the record reportedly shocked Gen. Petraeus. This twelve-times-revised version is what Carney was pitching from the podium, and was the script Rice was using when she was going around claiming the whole thing was a “direct result” of The Innocence of Muslims (whose director then became a convenient Emmanuel Goldstein figure and who was arrested on different charges but really for his film). (And now, the “most transparent administration ever” (tscha!) seems to be wanting to throw their old frienemy Hillary under the bus. Note this by the smarmy Jay Carney: “The only edits made by anyone here at the White House were stylistic and nonsubstantive.”) If this scandal happens to take down anyone at fault from the CIA, the State Department, the Republican party, or any other quarter, that’s fine with me. Is it also fine with you for the buck to stop at the Oval Office?