Hey Katie, I hate to mention "stubborn facts" but Petraeues was CIA Chief!!!
Panetta was Secretary of Defense who had control of half the worlds Military assetts.
There was A military base in Italy 1 hour away by C130 Gunships, 40 minutes by Jet fighter. In addition, Captain walker, wasn't it had just moved the Enterprise Aircraft Carrier through the Suez and was still less than 2 hours away with 50 planes? I Have laid down a few sonic booms in my super saber days and will bet a months pay that a dozen sonic booms, breaking every window in half of Benghazi would have disbursed the attackers before they killed those Seals 9 hours later! In 4 hours there could have been boots on the ground. Every Carrier has a contingent of Marines!