Phil can - and did - learn. While apologetic-sounding; it silences the screaming fools, tells them that such decisions are personal, and let's everyone know 'I sure as hell won't do THAT again!'
Hillary's declaration of 'hakuna matata' regarding Benghazi should scare the hell out of our diplomatic forces everywhere. In effect; we're abstaining from our responsibility and support towards our diplomatic forces until some are killed - at which point, we might eventually review the possibility of changing something - but no big deal.
If Louis Seidman is indeed a constitutional law scholar, his remark should prompt any thinking American to demand proof that "constitution" and "law" were ever included in his education.