Barack Obama has reassured employees at the US State Department following the attack on its consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which the American ambassador and three embassy staff members died.
The President said today he has ordered his administration to do whatever necessary to protect Americans aboard as violence continued at US embassies in the Middle East and Egypt.
President Obama vowed to do everything possible to protect Americans overseas as he honoured the four killed in the Libyan consulate attack.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney know how they respond to the spread of violence across the Arab world could affect their election hopes.
Mitt Romney has attempted to score cheap, tawdry political points in the wake of the worst attack on the US diplomatic service in decades.