Dear Mr. Romney,
I'm disgusted by your continued use of the tragedy in Libya as a political issue and your attempts to give it even more traction.
If you really think that every request for additional security reaches the desk of the President, or even the Secretary of State, then you have no idea what this job you're running for is like.
If you really think that we can predict and prevent every act of terrorism on and off our shores, and that it's the fault of the President if we don't, then you're lacking sufficient knowledge of world affairs to handle this job you're running for.
If you really think that the President of the United States should react immediately and make public pronouncements, without full or accurate information, then you're not fit for the job you're running for.
If you really think there should have been better security at the Libyan Consulate, then you need to make a promise to act on the budget increases requested by the State Department year after year, but routinely blocked or voted down by your party.
If you really think there should be better security at our Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, then you need to make a promise to send some of that Defense Department budget that you won't touch over to the State Department, which holds as much, if not more, promise of achieving goals of world peace and some sort of accord with our enemies.
There are U.S. diplomats throughout the world doing a job every day that puts them in peril. Whether the deaths in Libya could or should have been prevented is a valid question that calls for review. But it is not a political issue. To try and make it one is disrepectful to all the diplomats who loyally work under the acting president without regard to political affiliation.
Our country faces real issues. National security is one of them. So is the value of diplomacy. When exactly President Obama first stated that the deaths in Libya were acts of terror or whether he should have personally acted on alleged requests for additional security are not. If you think they are, or you're willing to make the deaths in Libya a political issue for political advantage, then you're not fit for the job you're running for.
The one thing our diplomats don't need is more bluster.