To: kattracks; yonif; Yehuda
I have to agree. I consider Israel one of America's best friends, but it's not up to individual Americans to express that friendship via bypassing security and giving away state secrets.
posted on 11/13/2003 11:42:48 PM PST
The sentence was unprecedented. It's a matter of comparison to other sentences given by the U.S. Spies who have truly compromised U.S. security by spying for U.S. enemies have been given much, much shorter sentences. No one has received the Draconian sentence which Pollard had. He cooperated fully and shared fully whatever he had done on a promise of a shorter sentence and was then double crossed by Casper Weinberger. Pollard gave information to a true friend of the U.S. (the only true friend out there), information which led to the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Iraq, a move which time has shown was a tremendous benefit to the U.S. and the world in forestalling Iraq's nuclear capability. On that basis alone, he should have been out of prison long, long ago. History will judge the U.S. poorly for prolonging his sentence and turning him from a prisoner into a political prisoner.
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