The last debate ("Candidates trade foreign policy jabs," Oct. 23) demonstrated that Mitt Romney's approach is back to how George W. Bush lead this country — with fear of "imminent threat." President Bush and Karl Rove lied to this country by using the tactic of "fear" to warrant a war.

And now Mr. Romney is using this same fear factor to say that we need to spend more on the military and get ready for war. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, is using economic sanctions to prevent the need for another war.

As for Mr. Romney's description of an "apology tour," I truly admire President Obama's ability to stay calm and level headed when in comes to foreign diplomacy.

I sure hope this country doesn't rack up another war bill we can't afford.

Ellen Pinto