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Letter: Munich Agreement isn't analogous

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 4, 2015. Obama is casting the congressional discussion of the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now-unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics. Credit: AP / Andrew Harnik

Just as there aren't any coins with only one side, there aren't any situations with only one perspective -- and the situation concerning the Iran nuclear deal is no exception ["Chamberlain's guilt was exaggerated," Letters, Sept. 10].

True, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's 1938 Munich Agreement bought England the necessary time to "boost the production of wartime ordnance" to offset Germany's rearmament. However, as Bob Dylan once sang, "The times they are a-changin'." The situation with Iran is not the same.

Given the terms of inspection, the Iran nuclear deal buys time for Iran to boost its nuclear arsenal, and once a nuclear bomb is developed and deployed, coping with it is no longer a possibility. By then, it's too late.

Elgin Alexander, Smithtown