The argument is that weakness invites this sort of thing, and on the heels of yesterday's shenanigans in Egypt and the U.S.'s tepid response, that argument gains momentum:
The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, along with three other embassy staff, were killed Tuesday night following a rocket attack in Benghazi, Reuters quoted a Libyan official as saying.
It is not yet clear whether the ambassador was in his car or the consulate during the attack. "The US ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them," the official in Benghazi told Reuters.
Deputy Minister of Interior Wanis Al-Sharif, speaking to AFP on Wednesday, also confirmed that the ambassador had been killed. Libya's Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur corroborated Al-Sharif's statement via Twitter.
For their part, a US embassy employee in Tripoli told Reuters, Wednesday, that they could only confirm one death during Tuesday's attacks. Concerning Stevens, the employee affirmed: "we have no information regarding this."
Al-Jazeera's Suleiman Idrissi in Benghazi reported that the ambassador had been paying a short visit to the Eastern city, when the US building came under attack.
Security sources told the pan-Arab news agency that Stevens died of suffocation. The bodies of the dead were transported to the Benghazi international airport, to be flown to Tripoli and then onwards to a major US airbase in Germany, Al Jazeera added.
Align this with yesterday's news that Obama refused to meet face to face with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due to a busy schedule and you have every indication of the ineptness of this administration.
The Presidency is above this guy's pay grade.