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Letter: Obama's success in Iran

President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining

President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. (Nov. 23, 2013) Credit: AP

President Barack Obama has taken the first step toward successfully achieving his goal of a non-nuclear Iran without force, but by instituting strong sanctions and leveraging the international community to force Iran to change its ways ["UN invited to nuclear plant," News, Nov. 29].

This man has achieved the major objectives that he promised to the American people: end the war in Iraq, end the war in Afghanistan, achieve national healthcare reform and rid the world of Osama bin Laden. So, why is his popularity at an all-time low? He continues his effort to stick to his principles, even given his occasional lack of effective execution, in the face of historically unprecedented obstructionism.

The real problem, it seems, may be the increasing outdatedness of our two-party Congressional form of governance.

Brian Mannix, Glen Cove