Do the math

It would border on libel to fully share my opinion as to why the recommendations are misguided, but here are a few relevant pieces of information:

#1 LDL is one of the least predictive, and least reliable, elements of the lipid profile.

Statin drugs, like simvastatin, pravastatin, etc lower LDL quite well, but don't work well on HDL or triglycerides.

#3 The third meeting of the Adult Treatment Panel(2001), which increased the focus on aggressive measures to lower LDL, failed to disclose
(until after someone else discovered it) a significant conflict of interest. 8 of the 9 members of the panel had received money from drug companies, including those that make statin drugs.

You are welcome to form your own opinion.