Murray Polner: Hey, world, American weapons are available for (nearly) everyone while triggering a new American-inspired Middle Eastern arms race.
Ron Briley: As we move toward concluding the historic nuclear pact with Iran it is worth remembering that many Iranians have a good reason for not trusting the Americans.
Stephen C. Frantz: People in the Middle East stand a chance for better lives, the U.S. has a potential new ally, and the likelihood of never-ending war is reduced.
Marcy Winograd: How fortunate for AIPAC leaders that at the midnight hour, when time and patience is running out on Israeli expansionism, they find not a firebrand, but a low-key Democrat to carry their water.
Mel Gurtov: There was a time not long ago when the Syrian situation was all about getting rid of Assad by supporting the armed resistance. That possibility is dead.
Marcy Winograd: On Thursday, local constituents will hold a candlelight vigil in support of peace and diplomacy right before the congressional vote scheduled this week on the nuclear agreement with Iran.
John Peeler: The West has been having a hard time controlling the Middle East for a long time. We have been like a viceroy suddenly called upon to ride an unruly camel. It is time to find a way to climb down.
Ted Vaill: A number of Democrat Congressmen and Senators have not yet announced their positions on the deal, arguing that they want to attend the classified briefings of the White House this coming week on the deal before deciding.
Patrick T. Hiller: Our beliefs about war sound really insipid when a toddler is lying face down on a beach, dead, far away from his home where he should have been playing and laughing.
Tom Hastings: Crushing terrorism with military force has proven to create larger and larger manifestations of terrorism.
In sweltering 90 degree heat, pro-Iran deal supporters rally and deliver petitions at Congressman Ted Lieu’s Los Angeles office this week to urge the “undecided” lawmaker to support the agreement.
Clifford Tasner: No one is talking about the people who will be most hurt by this display of unfettered diplomacy: The weapons manufacturers! The arms merchants!
Rick Chertoff: If the Obama Administration is successful in winning American participation in a nuclear agreement with Iran, it will be in part because of the widening split in an American Jewish community whose values are no longer governed by a taboo against disagreeing with the dictates of Israel.