On foreign policy, Romney gets ahead of himself

August 02, 2012

Regarding your article about Mitt Romney's remarks in Israel, who is he to speak for us ("Romney declares his commitment to Israel," July 30)?

Mr. Romney argued thatTehran'sayatollahs "are testing our moral defenses" and monitoring "who will object" and "who will look the other way."

He said that "we have a solemn duty and a moral imperative to denyIran'sleaders the means to follow through on their malevolent intentions," and that the conduct of Iran's leaders "gives us no reason to trust them with nuclear material."

Mr. Romney described Iran's goal as developing a nuclear weapons capability and said "preventing that outcome must be our highest national security priority."

Our? We? Us? Did I miss the election that made Mr. Romney president of the U.S.?

How dare he assume to speak for me or any other citizen regarding American policy. He doesn't represent anything other than his own feelings, whatever they may be this week. What chutzpah!

David Gosey, Towson

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