The TV newsies have been talking about the Libya disaster for a couple of weeks now. Coupla things they haven't talked about.
1. Marines. I watched the whole congressional hearing, where they had four State Dept guys getting grilled by 20 Congresscritters for hours. During all that time the word "Marines" never passed anyone's lips. The back and forth was all about additional State Dept security guys. Now as for me, when I got Al Quada climbing over the consulate wall, I want a company of Marines. They know how to handle this sort of thing. Once over the wall, Al Quada is on American soil, and the Marines can shoot them all. Nobody talked about this.
2. Coverup story. Just what is the White House trying to sell to the voters. And why? Apparently the real story is Al Quada planned to attack and burn the consulate, and they suceeded. To which an intelligent White House would say "We are gonna track 'em down and kill 'em." A lot of voters are OK with that.
Instead they said "We Americans are to blame for stirring up the natives with provocative Internet video". Few voters like that story much.