Contrary to the letter "Ben Cardin needs to make up his mind and support the Iran deal" (Aug. 5), this is the time for Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski to demonstrate that they are a statesman and stateswoman respectively and not simply political supporters of President Barack Obama. Their signing on to a flawed Iranian accord would allow Iran almost immediately to be the dominant military party in the region with missiles and warplanes from Russia and China and a shortly afterward a nuclear power.
The constantly avowed statements of leaders of Iran that they will eradicate the State of Israel and later mete a similar fate to The Grand Satan, the U.S., leaves little doubt as to their ultimate intentions. President Obama has acted as Faust to the devil Ali Khamenei, but with little to show for it, even less than Chamberlain at Munich to Hitler.
Nelson Marans, Silver Spring