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September 14th, 2012
12:39 PM ET

Peter Brookes: American response to Middle East unrest ‘appropriate,’ but more can be done

On Early Start this morning, Peter Brookes, the former deputy assistant of the Secretary of Defense, argues that the American response to unrest in the Middle East has been appropriate so far, but that more can be done.

“We have to secure our embassies and make sure that they are not breached,” Brookes adds. “We have to call upon the governments that are responsible for security outside of the embassies.”

The senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation also says that the United States needs to investigate who is responsible for the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Libya. "We've got to figure out who did this," he says. "That's the important thing. You've got to be able to figure out who do it.

Brookes adds that the U.S. must "call on these governments to tamp down the violence, to call on people to restrain from violence."

Filed under: Barack Obama • Egypt • Libya
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  1. Dorothy

    Shame on you Protect Obama Media hacks. Your dishonesty and bias is on full display. To still say this is about a film exposes either your dangerous dangerous ignorance or your blantant attempt to manipulate this story. Always providing damage control for your Messiah Obama.
    You in the Obama Media CONDEMNED Mitt Romney before you CONDEMNED the MURDERS!!!!

    September 17, 2012 at 5:12 am | Reply
  2. kathryn marmion

    Dear CNN, I enjoy your 6-7AM news program while waking up/dressing etc. each morning. One thing I would suggest you consider changing, however, is the font you use for the time in the lower left corner of the screen. The 6 looks like an 8, so 6:26 looks like 8:28. This causes anxiety as I am never sure if I am 'on schedule' or way behind. Could you please consider a more user-friendly font for the time display. Thank you.

    September 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply

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