One would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to understand this for the cover-up it obviously is. There are those in a position to know who contend Benghazi was a prearranged 'kidnapping' staged so Obama could appear presidential by negotiating an exchange of Stevens for Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Blind Shiekh, this to shore up his sagging poll numbers in the run-up to the 2012 election. When the two un-enlightened Navy Seals resisted the terrorists assumed Obama had betrayed them and raped and tortured Stevens leading to his later death. This deal was likely set up by the intelligence arm of the Democrat party, the CIA. It isn't that Obama was absent. He was in hiding.