The GOP got part way to the nuts and bolts that the failure in Benghazi represents, then they stopped when the (D)onks erected their stonewall.
The problem is this: prior to Obama, the United States Marine Corps protected our embassies. 230+ years of protecting our embassies. Generally doing a fine job, too. Along comes our Muslim-appeasing President, decides that the USMC presents too much of an "old-days" image, and orders them replaced with security "contractors". Well, that wouldn't be TOO bad if those "contractors" were of the usual make-up, that is to say, mostly ex-military, young Western hard men who know a thing or two about security and handling bad guys.
But no. These "contractors" were locals hired directly onscene by the State Department. The person in charge of security for the State Dept? A retired Army General or Colonel, maybe?
Not bloody likely, mate. The person in charge back in DeeCee was Eric Boswell, a career diplomat with two years or less of military service, none of it current, and his military time was served during the Vietnam War, 1968/1969, when he was 21 years of age. Sounds like a Private to me; had he been an officer with leadership training, he would have had a minimum 4 or 5 year committment to the Army, not a two-year committment. His military "experience" means nothing. Unless he had Pentagon officers kissing up to him during his career, he was not likely to have been involved with the military at all.
The Benghazi "contractors" had already shown their lack of value in the weeks prior to the attack, being notable more for their failure to appear for duty than anything else. There WERE a few attentive men in that crew, but it turned out that they were front-men for Al-Q's operation. They provided the details to enable the attack.
The GOP desperately wants to derail Hillary's expected candidacy (or so they say), and they have a ready-made issue with which to do it: that issue is NOT Benghazi per se, that issue is why she either agreed with Obama or suggested the de-militarization herself, we don't know which.
Senator McConnell, this hot potato is in your hands (or is it a turd in your pocket?).
The GOP either needs to give up trying to derail Hillary because their heart's not in the game, or they need to set Benghazi aside for the moment and attack the larger embassy security issue. I suggest that the GOP call on retired USMC GEN Mattis, who can speak to the use of Marines to guard embassies. In fact, if the GOP could get GEN Mattis to act as their military advisor, they would be miles ahead of Obama, who has to make do with the mess of a military that he and Gates created.
Shit or get off the pot, GOP.