I guess I am built different.
If Pollard’s family would pay the bills for his trip and those of the guard to travel with him, I would allow him to see his father.
Certainly I would not set Pollard free, He is a spy, who got caught, but is it so wrong to allow a bit of humanity?
Humanity? Humanity for traitors is the end of a rope.
I guess that with that type of contorted reasoning, that it’s a good idea to let ALL CRIMINALS visit their dying parents. Hell, who knows...their mothers or fathers may die at least two times a year and each year in the future. That would make for a nice vacation each year.
What is your reasoning for letting this special criminal have your blessing to travel while not including ALL CRIMINALS who are currently incarcerated?
I’d be curious to know where exactly his father is right now. Pollard was born in Texas and was a U.S. citizen since birth, and he was granted Israeli citizenship sometime in the mid-1990s. Is his father still in the U.S., or is he in Israel now?
I posted the article without comment for a reason. My initial impulse was to at most let him see his father, probably along the lines you speak. As for freedom for the man, I was neutral at best, but inclined to oppose. You guys tipped me, though. Something in me recoils at eternal vindictiveness. It’s a saccharin substitute for vigilance, and isn’t even emotionally, let alone intellectually, as satisfying. Now I’m for freeing him.