More than two letters of the alphabet, “O” and “P”, separate Iran and Iraq. Both Muslim countries, Iraq is Arab and Iran is not. Iran has a history extending over thousands of years, while Iraq is an artificial construct carved out of the Ottoman Empire by the British. I’ll wager that those in Washington who want war with Iran can’t find it on a map.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are rivals for leadership in the Middle East. We currently support the Saudis as they wage war against their smaller neighbors. If Iran supports the Shia in those countries, our elected representatives will use that fact to continue our support for the brutal Saudi regime. I contend that it is in our interest to decrease or eliminate our support for Saudi Arabia. The hijackers of 9/11 were mostly Saudi citizens, not those of Iran.

Trump must go