I thought the same thing. But the first presidential debate wasn’t until October 3rd - well after Obama had been spinning the 9-11 attack as being a demonstration that turned violent. Whatever was motivating Obama was before the first debate debacle.
That doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t plan a daring rescue though. The pollsters were making it appear like Obama was way ahead (using over-weighted dem samples), but Obama’s own internal polls had to be looking pretty bad for him even then.
Having two CIA agents murdered and denying any help to them while watching their deaths makes the comments Obama and Biden made in the debates about the intelligence community even more galling.
It is no doubt they must hate this administration with white hot fire.