Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, once the Pentagon's No. 2 intelligence chief, said the administration had to finally nab Khatallah because the video story fell apart.
"The administration has known where this guy was since the end of September 2012," Gen. Boykin said. "I have spoken to special operations people, who were telling me that they could go after him and others any time the administration was ready to do so. It took so long because the administration had to see how the video story was going to play out and how big the whole Benghazi issue was going to be."