From Ann Althouse's blog entry on "why did the White House deceive us on Benghazi." Althouse takes the position of not ascribing to evil what can be explained by stupidity.
Here's what I've been assuming happened: It looked like our people were overwhelmed and doomed, so there was shock, sadness, and acceptance. But then the fight went on for 7 or 8 hours. The White House folk decided there was nothing to do but accept the inevitable, and then they witnessed a valiant fight which they had done nothing to support. It was always too late to help. It was too late after one hour, then too late after 2 hours, then too late after 3 hours.... When were these people going to die already? After that was all over, how do you explain what you did?(H/t Instapundit).
IN THE COMMENTS: CWJ said:
Althouse's surmised timeline if true is the ultimate in —
"What difference, at this point, would it make?"
Perhaps Hillary was telling us more than met the eye.