The United States has been clear about how it thinks leaders should react to the anti-American violencein Libya, Yemen and Egypt this week. The chaos has been spurred on in part by a movie posted on YouTube that unflatteringly portrays Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday there should be no debate that bloodshed in response to speech is not acceptable.
“Any responsible leader should be standing up now and drawing that line,” she said.
But is it really that simple? Here’s a look at the reactions from key regional leaders since the violence started — and what their words could really signify.