1- We can and will suspend aid to 'countries' if this crime is not remedied/cooperated to our satisfaction.
2- We will use any means at our disposal to locate and punish the criminals.
3- We value freedom of speech and expression far above sensibilities of violent religious zealots.
4- Any further acts of aggression can and will be met with overwhelming counter-aggression.
I prefer the point-by-point method of looking at the situation, but I actually could write an alternate statement. Not tonight. My thoughts are that caving into the demands of extremist ideology is only encouraging them to riot more. I'll try to put it another way:
What Obama and co. essentially said:
"We reject acts of violence, but we reject also the idiots who made you do it".
What Obama and co. essentially should have said:
"While we do not respect the message of your antagonists, we do respect their right of free speech and art. We condemn your violent reaction to a perceived insult as barbaric, uncivilized behavior unsuitable for the modern era of mankind".
Now I am not paid to write speeches or statements, but I do understand that these things convey an important communication to the ilk. The ilk, in this case, violently goaded a statement from the POTUS. Obama bowed.