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Peace

Dear Editor:

Six world powers, including the U.S., have struck an interim agreement with Iran to suspend nuclear development that could lead to Iran’s attaining a nuclear bomb.

So, who disagrees with this agreement? Well, Netanyahu Prime Minister Israel (best guess is he wants a war with Iran), while their president is withholding judgement (he wants to save Israel). And, of course, the Republican senators Coryn, of Texas, who thinks it’s cover up for Obamacare, and Rubio of Florida, who’s convinced it’s a disaster.

It may help to put this interim agreement in perspective. It’s a six-month verifiable deal that, if Iran reneges the minor sanction relief, is not only reinstated, it’s strengthened. Further, this agreement lessens the chance of a world war and it’s a very good bet it has opened a door for Iran to lessen its funding role for the Syrian human disaster.

So, who supports this interim agreement? Just all the realist and practical, politically savvy individuals and groups around the world.

Now, more than ever, we need to “give peace a chance.”

Dave Blake

This story was posted on December 2, 2013.