Politics: Middle East Trouble

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 1:33pm

Both President Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate Romney respond to the troubles erupting in the Middle East.

A nation in mourning today as the bodies of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, arrive home.

Flags are at half-staff in Washington D.C. overnight. A vigil for the victims took place across the street from the White House where President Obama condemned the attack. "There is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None," declared The President.

Now, two Navy warships are being positioned off Libya’s coast, awaiting orders.

Mr. Obama told Libya’s president last night that they must help us keep Americans there safe.

This morning in Cairo, the site of a second attack. tear gas was fired on protesters.

President Obama tells our sister network Telemundo that the U.S. is waiting to see how Egypt responds. "I don't think that-- we would consider them an ally. But we don't consider them an enemy. They-- they are a new government that is trying to find its way."

Protesters are angry over a video they say insults the Prophet Muhammad. Our embassy in Cairo called the video "misguided."

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan criticized that response: "Instead when our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response of the United States must be outrage," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Nominee.

"The administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in Egypt, and mixed signals to the world," said Paul Ryan, (R) Vice Presidential Nominee.

Now the world waits to see who will be held responsible for the death of a diplomat.

Tracie Potts, NBC News.
 

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