Why would George Schultz former Secretary of State, Laerence Korb a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Phillip Heyman former Deputy US AG all say Pollard did not harm US and advocate for his release if he had spied for China?
No damage? The Defense Department says differently....
By the time he was caught, he caused enough damage to U.S. intelligence that, according to the Defense Department, it cost between $3 billion and $5 billion to fix because of what he compromised, Mr. DiGenova said. That the country he spied for is seeking clemency is not only unprecedented, it is a joke.
Joseph DiGenova, the former U.S. attorney who prosecuted the case, said Tuesday that Pollard was a spy who was paid and who tried to entice others to join his operation.
Officials said at the time that the documents revealed information about the identities of U.S. and allied agents and electronic eavesdropping programs, as well as data that compromised codes used in secret communications.
Just because Pollard started off spying for Israel, and most Jews think Pollard was spying only for Israel, a new report from the Department of Defense, “Changes in Espionage by Americans: 1947-2007, lists China, on Page 108, as a beneficiary, alongside Israel, of Pollards espionage.