Dear Mitt Romney, About that WSJ piece. Part 1.

Dear Mitt Romney,

About that WSJ piece. I don’t write to you often, I know you’re really slammed right now. But listen:

•Events in the Middle East aren’t “disturbing.” There is a tide sweeping across the region that has the potential to change the world as we know it.

•What’s happening there cannot be summarized as “major issues,” these are potentially cataclysmic events.

•Sure, Obama isn’t protecting “our people or our allies.” We know that. What would you do?

•We need “a new strategy toward the Middle East.” Damn straight. What is it?

•We do need to restore our “credibility with Iran.” How?

•Yes, we need to use the “full spectrum of our soft power to encourage liberty and opportunity” in the Middle East. What specific tools do you mean?

•“[K]eeping the peace requires American strength in all of its dimensions.” So true. How?

It’s not enough to say that Barack Obama is bequeathing to his successor a world less safe, less prosperous, and less American than the one we enjoyed four years ago. Americans want to elect a man with more than simply the vision to note that his opponent stinks. What’s yours?

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