yet he is being attacked by the GOP because he didn't provide enough security at the embassy as if he is involved at that level of security decisions
Look, he said it himself that the buck stops with him. He wants every bit of credit for the Bin Laden raid (which they were watching in real-time just like Benghazi), but we shouldn't be pointing fingers? He wants to be seen as the one who makes critical decisions regarding our personnel overseas? Then he needs to man the frick up and not send Susan Rice out to spread convenient lies a week later. He was busy. He has time now, however, to defend Rice. Aw, she didn't know any better. She's just a woman....
and he is being attacked by the GOP because he didn't use the phrase terrorist attack enough
No. If he was watching the same footage in real-time that the folks attending the closed door hearing watched today, then he seems to have lied and/or sent his people out to the media with a false narrative. If they didn't have enough information, that's what should have been said. It doesn't seem that they were lacking clarity on what actually happened. The surveillance footage has been available all along.