Apparently "feelings" are now a credible intelligence resource:
This bipartisan report is a step forward in our understanding of these events, but should not by any means be viewed as a final verdict. To the extent this report is incomplete, it is not due to the Committee's unwillingness to investigate, but the State Department's intransigence.
Despite the Committee's best efforts to investigate all relevant threads of information, I still feel strongly that there remains a disappointing lack of accountability. It is my hope that this bipartisan report will serve as a foundation to continue the discussion and search for answers."
Of course it could have been avoided. This was not a natural catastrophe, it was man-made, and any such situation would have different outcomes if behaviors had been different. But serving in any capacity (journalism, NGO volunteer, diplomatic corps, etc.) in a post-war, post-revolution environment is inherently dangerous. And Republicans' obsession with this particular incident, which had a relatively small loss of life (not downplaying it, it's a fact), is drawing attention away from numerous other threats that still exist. And that negligence rests safely on the backs of those who are trying to generate political capital from what happened in Benghazi.