I'm really not interested in playing the "Bush did it, too!" game with you.
Glad it's a game for you, you said we can't compare the 9/11 attacks to an attack on a consulate in a dangerous zone of the world. So I gave you a 10 examples of attacks on US consulates and embassies specifically in dangerous countries (warzones, countries with abundant terrorists) that can be directly compared. Though I don't remember a single 'scandal' about them not being safe enough. Also forgot some apparently: Calcutta (2002, 5 dead), Tashkent (2004, 2 dead) and Istanbul (2008, 6 dead).
Also, Petraeus didn't decide to come out about his affair out of the blue. It was because it was discovered by an FBI investigation and the media was running with the story before he ever confessed.
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