Sen. Chuck Schumer has been placed in a very peculiar situation -- doing what's morally right or what is politically right. Schumer heard from constituents and said he cannot support the Iran agreement. Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she will support the agreement.

Both representing New York, their votes nullify the other. But the chance of overriding the president appears to be very slim. So Schumer is able to say he didn't support the agreement and insulates himself from problems when he is up for re-election. Politics is just that!

C. Goldberg, Wantagh

The cartoon in the Aug. 14 Newsday is blatantly anti-Semitic and worthy of publication in Nazi Germany.

The building representing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is painted in the colors of the Israeli flag. AIPAC is an American organization, not Israeli, and has the right to express its opinions without suppression or denigration. The Star of David on top of the AIPAC building supports the stereotype of the dual loyalty of American Jews.

Most representatives in the Senate and House oppose the deal, and they are not Jewish and do not represent only Jewish constituents.

Sen. Chuck Schumer took his time and decided that the Iran deal was flawed and joined significant numbers of Americans of all faiths in opposing the deal.

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Newsday should retract this cartoon and issue an apology.

Nathan Begelman, Atlantic Beach