Obviously the people who did the crime are responsible. But there was clearly an inadequate amount of security. Considering the times Libya was facing, there should be extra security there. Also, a request was made for more security. And Hilary Clinton admitted responsibility.
While the claims of the state department intentionally being misleading about the facts are ridiculous and from the land of tin foil hats, saying that they screwed up is getting pretty impossible to deny. There was not enough security, and there was additional security being requested. May it have prevented the attack? Possibly not, but the request should have been honored.
Every time a tragedy happens, people want to blame the government. I do not think a government, which is supposed to protect the people, would allow a catastrophe to happen if they are aware of the situation. The people that need to be blamed are the ones involved in the attacks, not the government.
The U.S. State department couldn't have done anything more to prevent the Benghazi attack than George Bush did to prevent the original 9/11 attacks. I feel that it is ridiculous to always blame the government when something like that happens. Cast blame upon the perpetrators and their followers. The US needs to use these attacks as something tragic to learn from, in the hopes of being able to actually be able to prevent a tragic attack in the future.