Let's face it, it was campaign season and Obama had already declared AlQuada dead after he single-handedly took out Bin Laden, (or at least that's the idea he had wanted to create).
When the attack didn't exactly fit the political narative, the talking points went out, to make it fit. Rice and Clinton were up to their eye brows in the political cover-up and should be prosecuted as 'accessories after the fact' to murder. Maybe they too can get premptive pardons and executive privalege.
When lied to, the american people get indignant, and rightly so.