Aug. 22 Letters: Iran deal, IOW elections

It's true that the recently negotiated agreement with Iran is not a perfect deal. But, as Henry Kissinger noted many years ago in his book on the Congress of Vienna, every successful treaty requires compromises that leave all sides somewhat dissatisfied. Indeed, that mutual dissatisfaction is a hallmark of any successful treaty. The proposed arrangement with Iran could well be a major step forward in promoting peace in the Middle East and the world. True, it is for "only" 10 years (longer than that in several provisions), but as has been noted, 10 years in the Middle East can be like a lifetime. During the next decade the number of young Iranians, already large, who desire...