Mitt Romney's week-long trip to Europe, an effort to bolster his foreign policy credentials, has been curious. Most concerning has not been his foot-in-mouth insults to Britain's Olympic Games but his bellicose threats to Iran about its nuclear weapons program.
In his characteristic bombastic tone, Romney proclaimed that halting Iran's nuclear program is the "highest national security priority," and that America would stand with the Jewish state in using "any and all measures" to prevent Iran from reaching its nuclear goal.
He added that "It is sometimes said that those who are the most committed to stopping the Iranian regime from securing nuclear weapons are reckless and provocative and inviting war. The opposite is true."
Romney's comments have drawn a clear distinction between him and President Barack Obama. Apparently he has learned nothing from our misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan. His presumptive Republican supporters should think twice about backing a man who appears to want to shoot from the hip.
Salt Lake City