This is what blows my mind the most--why are they trying to downplay and lie about what happened?
That's easy. This admin has poured tons of money into Libya to fund "rebels", AKA al qaeda, in order to topple Gaddafi. When a known terrorist organization stabs you in the back you look like an idiot. They don't want people to remember that yesterday they were thumping their chests like baboons about how well their middle east policies are working. It's not the first time they've provided weapons, money, intel to terrorist groups in the middle east. And it's exactly why I am so against the USA even being in the middle east. Let them blow each other up. Get our men out of there.