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Wishful thinking about the U.S. deal with Iran

Regarding Ray McGovern's commentary "Is the 'military option' on Iran off the table?" (July 20), much as we'd like to believe this is a good deal for the U.S., the facts suggest otherwise.

A recent report from the Israel Project asked: "Why did the White House bypass Congress — and take the Iran nuclear deal to the UN first?" Then there is a picture of the leaders of China, Russia and Venezuela with the caption: "Our representatives in Congress are supposed to be your voice. But the White House is bypassing Congress and bringing the Iran nuclear deal to the UN first. Why do tyrants and dictators get a voice and you don't?"

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More significant is the picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a CNN anchor person with the caption: "Khamenei: Policy against 'arrogant' U.S. won't change." It further reported that: "Iran's Supreme Leader continues to lead country in 'Death to America' chants after nuclear deal announced."

This is the story that should be told. There is no reason to ignore these facts. To do so would be giving the America people and our allies a false sense of security. That's just what Iran wants.

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I wish things were as your article reported but we cannot live in a state of denial or naive wishful thinking. The Iran deal is not a good deal and congressional leaders in both parties should vote against it.

Barbara Bloom, Owings Mills

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