You seem to think the State Dept error was calculated and deliberate.
That sort of BS is what cost the GOP the election.
I'll finally agree with you. Lying is a mistake but it's not an innocent mistake, is it? Was it a State Department "error" to not send relief to the "bumps in the road"? Seven hours the attack was watched and nothing was done, except to get their story ready. It wasn't the State Department that decided that no military assets would be sent to Libya, this time. It wasn't the State Department who decided no effort would be made to save the "bumps in the road". When the King wished to send US forces to Libya he didn't have to deal with Congress or the State Department, did he? No, kings can do as they please.