This would be a great day for Mitt Romney to stop playing partisan politics on matters he has no experience in, and knows nothing about. There is a tragedy this morning for American diplomats in the Middle East. In a situation that is inflamed and unstable, the ill-chosen words of the inexperienced and amateurish Romney, who is already opining on the television news about real-time tragedy in the Middle East, could cause real harm to American diplomats, American troops and American security.

The situation in the Middle East is volatile. These are matters that Mitt Romney and Paul RyanPaul RyanRift opens in GOP over budget strategy Overnight Defense: Pentagon sees signs of chemical weapons activity in Syria | House votes to reaffirm NATO defense pact | Saudis refuse to ease Qatar demands Overnight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes MORE know nothing about. Romney is one of the least qualified commander-in-chief candidates in the modern history of presidential nominees. Ryan is one of the least qualified commander-in-chief candidates in the modern history of vice presidential nominees. The Romney-Ryan ticket is the least qualified ticket, on matters of military security and foreign policy, in the modern history of American presidential campaigns.

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Just this once, at this dangerous and inflammable moment, it would be well-advised for Mitt Romney to stop exploiting tragedy for his personal political gain in ways that could cause harm to our diplomats, our troops and our security.