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Hawks are trying to start a war with Iran by rejecting the historic deal announced by the United States, Western powers and Iran, which will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon [“Obama, try these arguments for your Iran deal,” Opinion, Aug. 14].

Unfortunately, some Democrats are joining them on the war path. We need to make sure enough Democrats find the backbone to support diplomacy, not war. Some of the same people who brought us the Iraq war are planning to spend as much as $40 million on fear mongering ads, lobbying and other campaign tactics to bully Congress into sabotaging diplomacy.

Joanne Marr, Des Moines