As a republican here is my stance on the controversial issue on the Benghazi attack:
There are events that unfold during most administrations in which judgment calls come into question. Our entry into Iraq during Bush's 43rd presidency will forever be seen as controversial. Thousands of our servicemen and women died and were injured, physically and mentally, due to faulty intelligence. More closely-related to this issue was the case in Lebanon in the 1980s when over 200 Marines were killed in their barracks by a suicide bomber as they slept during the Reagan administration. It has been reported that the Secretary of Defense at that time, Casper Weinberger, was against the mission from the beginning because of lax security. Those who investigated the incident afterwards found that, indeed, the lack of adequate security led to the deaths of the Marines.
What happened at Benghazi was tragic, and we should do everything within our power in an effort to avoid this from ever happening again and take the recommendations of those who reviewed the incident. However, this matter has had partisan-political overtones from the beginning from both sides. Logistics seemed to have played the major role in why no forces were sent in; and not some sinister political motivation. [According to the former Defense secretary, and the Joint Chiefs, it sounds like this decision was made with the input of many, and didn't happen clandestinely]. Leading up to the testimony of Mr. Hicks, there were those who compared this to Watergate, or worse; and even those who have predicted that the president won't serve out his term because of it. We now know from Mr. Hicks that there was deffinitly a screw up in logistics. That has happened before, and it will happen again under future administrations. That's a fact. However, I refuse to believe that the president and others in his administration just let these men die for the sake of their own careers or political gain is as absurd as believing that George W. Bush knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and deliberately sent men into harm's way, or that Ronald Reagan didn't care about the lives of the Marines who died in those barracks.
What I am trying to say is that there most likely was some push from both parties to shine bad light on eachother so close to the election. However, I truly believe as a republican that Obama never committed an impeachable offense. I still think we need to find out who instructed Susan Rice to show case the incident as a result of a youtube video because I think the American people deserve to know the truth but I don't think there is a huge cover up as most of the GOP claim it to be.