How surprising to see Mitt Romney, denigrator of 47 percent of the American public, holder of binders full of women, and the electoral equivalent of Capt. Edward Smith of the RMS Titanic, pass himself off as prescient on foreign affairs by commenting on recent actions by Russia and events in Iran.

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It's more like the broken-clock theory than deep thinking: Every politician thinks he or she has the correct time at least twice a day.

Clifford D. Glass, Rego Park