Republicans are politically outmaneuvering Democrats on the War on Terror.
Even though Democrats won in 2008 partly because of the Iraq war, Republicans have recently maneuvered to completely wash their hands of the execution of the War on Terror while placing total accountability upon the shoulders of the POTUS.
Below is but one example: (others: the Afghan surge, the Libyan mission, the NDAA and Gitmo)
Republicans are using the Benghazi situation to their political advantage, yet...
1) There exists a juxtapositional irony between : Condoleezza Rice v. Susan Rice
Condi Rice, who served as national security adviser from Jan 20, 2001 - Jan 26, 2005, was fully aware of the continuing threat presented by terrorism/terrorists (a subject she understood well and wrote about) as well as parallel activities tracked by the FBI consistent with preparations for hijacking, prior to 9/11.
a) Did she seek to follow up on the FBI reports?
b) Did she ask to see the information the FBI had compiled?
c) Did she seek to speak with the FBI agents who had compiled the reports?
d) Did she seek qualified persons for preemptive and/or proactive recommendations?
NOTE: Any one viewing the presidential daily briefing and FBI warnings would have had the notion that some action was required of them, even if they didn't know what that action was.
Q) So, what happened next for Condoleezza Rice, after 9/11?
A) After a congressional hearing, they politely thanked her for her testimony.
She became Secretary of State and served from Jan 26, 2005 – Jan 20, 2009.