In response to stern questioning from Senator Ron Johnson on the question of whether or not the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi was a protest inspired by a YouTube clip or a planned and coordinated terror attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded “What difference does it make?”
It makes a lot of difference. At the time of the Benghazi attack President Obama was busy touting his terror-fighting credentials on the campaign trail. Thus, the President’s campaign had a big interest in portraying the attack in Libya as the result of a spontaneous protest that spun out of control rather than something that was planned in advance.
Something that the Obama administration was warned about in repeated requests for additional security at the embassy.
If the Benghazi attack was spontaneous, than there’s little the Obama administration could be blamed for (except for failing to provide additional security when requested to do so). But if it was plot planned well in advance, and if the Obama administration was warned of the plot (both of which are true based on the evidence), then there is a lot to blame the Obama administration for.
This question matters because it’s a question of whether or not the Obama administration engaged in a CYA operation by misleading the American public.