I'm beginning to believe that Sarah Palin, who could see Russia from her doorstep, had more foreign policy savvy than Mitt Romney. With a chance to act presidential, Mr. Romney instead choose to attack President Obama ("Romney jab on response to video protests draws rebukes," Sept. 13).

It seems to me that the horrific act that killed an ambassador and three other Americans is not exactly the event on which to plant a partisan political flag. Such a tragedy should, for a brief moment at the very least, be an opportunity to rally Americans against those who attacked us, not to score political points.

It smacks of desperation and is a frankly scary commentary on the judgment and instincts of a person who thinks he should be president.

Rick Keister, Monkton