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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.
3 posted on 11/14/2003 12:08:25 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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Pollard gave information to a true friend of the U.S. (the only true friend out there)

The United Kingdom is not a true friend? Australia is not a true friend? Huh?

Comparisons are meaningless. He spied. He should spend the rest of his life in jail.

Where's the hard proof that Cap Weinberger double crossed anyone? Where's the beef?

4 posted on 11/14/2003 12:19:16 AM PST by zarf (..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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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.

You've made a good point: we've been far too lenient on traitors in this country.

5 posted on 11/14/2003 12:56:49 AM PST by risk
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History will judge the U.S. poorly for prolonging his sentence and turning him from a prisoner into a political prisoner

I agree. His sentence is not commensurate with those given to other more nefarious "spies".

7 posted on 11/14/2003 7:04:46 AM PST by Nonstatist
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Pollard gave information to a true friend of the U.S. (the only true friend out there),

If Israel is the "only true friend" that the US has, why are there no Israeli troops in the coalition against Saddam? Why were there no Israeli troops fighting beside ours in Vietnam?

13 posted on 11/17/2003 11:33:56 PM PST by churchillbuff
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My thoughts too........
23 posted on 11/24/2003 2:23:32 AM PST by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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I think one reacts more harshly with a friend who betrays than they do with an enemy from whom betryal is expected, thus the harsh sentence?
48 posted on 11/25/2003 9:56:13 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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