“then...Pollard must be released immediately”
We know he spied for Israel, SAfrica, and for Pakistan...
...due to secred classification, we the public, do not know the extent of what he released.
He is where he should be but if anybody let’s him go it will be a weak on security President like Obama, who will be hardline on Israel and then throw them a bone with Pollard.
What Pollard knew is 24 years old - and of little or no consequence now. The fact that he is still in prison reeks of either anti-Semitism OR a vendetta (or both).
I don’t give a damn who releases him - such a release will end a serious injustice.
Again, as I stated in my first post on this thread, it is my absolute preference that anyone who spies for any country against this one be executed or put away for life without parole. But we MUST be consistent. Pollard, for all the wrong that he did (and he DID do a lot of bad things) does not deserve this treatment while others who did similar or worse are freed in 1/3 or less of the time. More importantly, WE do not deserve a judicial system that can abuse human rights to such an extent.
Free Pollard. NOW!
That is the crux of the problem. The Justice Department and the NIS have acknowledged for years that all information in the Weinberger pre-sentencing letter has been declassified. But they refuse to declassify the letter itself, or let his lawyers, who have the necessary clearances, to see the letter. It should be declassified, then we can see what he did, and what he didn't. Particularly significant given the fact that the damage assessment, which Weinberger relied on, was written by Aldrich Ames. Who obviously would have motivation to cast blame on someone aside from himself. Better to do it now when, if he was sentenced based on Ames crimes, he could be released after serving a reasonable sentence than waiting 30 years and finding out he was sentenced based on faulty information.