16 Jan 2014
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday, BBC's Katty Kay put some of the blame on the September 2012 terrorists attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on one of the victims, U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens:
"Yeah. I mean I think there's always been two important points about this story and neither of them frankly are political. One is the intelligence. Why did U.S. intelligence analysts miss what was clearly a buildup of insecurity in Benghazi? The British ambassador for example had been targeted in his car just before the attack on the U.S. compound. We knew that this was becoming increasingly volatile. And the other was the security issue. Why were outposts in an area, as you suggest, that was difficult, where the Americans had just completed a war. Why were they not properly defended? And this report in a way is very sad because Chris Stevens, who was the ambassador who was killed who was clearly a brave and honorable man, was also fallible, and perhaps didn't ask for, rejected even, some of the security that he might have had."