To the editor: President Obama has reached a new low in his demonization of anyone who disagrees with the Iran nuclear deal. In his speech at American University, he said the following: "It's those hard-liners chanting 'Death to America' who have been opposed to the deal. They're making common cause with the Republican caucus." ("Obama accuses critics of wanting to go to war against Iran," Aug. 5)
It is rather astonishing to have a president using such strong language against anyone who questions this nuclear deal — Republicans, the media, many Americans, Israel — but giving deference to actual tyrants (the Iranian mullahs) who support terrorism, repress their own people and are responsible for the deaths of many Americans.
Janet Polak, Beverly Hills
To the editor: We need to consider the possible consequences of rejecting the nuclear deal with Iran.
First, what about the other nations that negotiated the deal? Without a deal, would we go back to the heavy sanctions? If so, Iran would only increase its support for terrorism and guerrilla warfare, probably threatening the world's oil supply.
Or we could wind up in an all-out war, bringing Russia into it against us.
Israel is one of the world's biggest military powers; it reportedly has several nuclear weapons to Iran's stockpile of zero warheads, and the U.S. is still its primary ally.
A peace plan with Iran would demoralize the terrorists who rely on that country and help bring prosperity to the area, not to mention lower oil prices. Let's not let the politicians kill the peace plan. They have done enough damage as it is.
Joseph B.D. Saraceno, Gardena