Please explain

A reader wonders how it is that the U.S. had only a few security guards protecting an ambassador in a place as dangerous as Libya, while Valerie Jarrett gets a full Secret Service detail even while on vacation.

It beats me.

STEVE adds: There’s something else that needs to be explained.  There has to be a serious intelligence failure here if in fact the Libya attack was well-planned and ordered by Al Qaida (by Zawahiri himself, according to some accounts).  Even in the absence of specific intelligence, how smart do you need to be to put your embassies on alert on September 11 in an election year? What do we pay the CIA for anyway?