It was clear to Mitt Romney within 24 hours that the Libyan embassy attack was a terrorist attack. Barrack Obama quickly criticized Romney for shooting first and aiming later and went on for the next two weeks to blame the attack on demonstrations over a 6th grade level production about Islam on YouTube.
The night of October 9th, almost a month later and on the eve of a congressional hearing, details were reviled that there was never demonstrations in Benghazi. The state department also stated they never said the attack was caused by the YouTube video although the president used that narrative heavily for two weeks and even sent out Susan Rice after the white house was clearly aware that the video had nothing to do with the attack.
All that mentioning the video did was bring more attention to the fact it existed. On its own merits the video never would have seen any success. It’s because of the president drawing attention to the video that unrest in Islamic countries increased and the world became even more unsafe. In effect the president shot first and aimed later or shot the wrong place even after aiming. Either way America is more unsafe due to Barrack Obama’s poor judgement.