Here we go again: President Barack Obama has dusted off the old liberal claim that conservatives are war mongers and is using it against his opponent, Mitt Romney.
Romney has been critical of Obama's foreign policy, especially in regard to enemies such as Islamic terrorists. During an interview Sunday, Obama reacted by saying, "If Gov. Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so."
Romney has no such thing in mind, of course. His stance can be summed up by noting he favors a strong U.S. military and a diplomatic strategy that defends American interests.
If anything, a policy of deterrence is likely to be more effective than Obama's in preventing violence, as the president knows.
Obama, who touted "hope and change," has resorted to fear-mongering. Voters have seen this before. They won't fall for it this time around.