"The linkage to Obama’s reelection bid is obvious. Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yonah
Metzger brashly stated that releasing Pollard would
be good for Obama’s reelection campaign. But what makes Pollard worth
expending such formidable lobbying and political capital? Why have Israel and
its Western lobbying organizations made Pollard a key issue, almost on the same
footing as massive US taxpayer-funded aid packages and confronting Iran? The
Israel lobby effort is trying to achieve much more than simply putting Congress
and a sitting president through their paces.
Pollard’s ongoing imprisonment has uniquely and singularly defied Israel’s
doctrine of accountability. Israel’s history is replete with demands that it should never
be held accountable for any act committed anywhere — including in the US — that
is perpetrated in the name of Israel’s national security. " Antiwar
I was on the damage assesment board that looked at what Pollard had done for Israel and to the US.
Most of the purloined material had nothing to do with the ME and everything to do with the Warsaw Pact. The Israelis wanted the material for "trade goods."
Pollard was 150% Israel's guy then and now. The Israelis once again betrayed our trust. Any "American" who wants Pollard pardoned should emigrate to Israel with him if he is released. pl