WASHINGTON — In the middle of a meeting with 15 rabbis in Boca Raton, Fla., last week, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took a punch meant for his boss.Yet, who is really speaking? Is Biden really against the release of Pollard?
One of the rabbis asked why Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy convicted in 1986, was still in prison. Mr. Biden, on a mission to shore up support for President Obama, replied forcefully, according to several people at the meeting.
“President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time,’ ” Mr. Biden said. “If it were up to me, he would stay in jail for life.”
In a press release circulated by the Justice For Jonathan organization, it is stated that the vice president gave "absolutely no clue as to the reason for his flip-flop," which contradicts a video interview he gave in 2007 in which he expressed support for Pollard's release via commutation of his sentence to time served:
By flip-flopping back and forth, and contradicting each other's position, its hard to know what the real story is, and what the US Administration's real position is on Pollard.
Regardless, he he more than served his time, and should be allowed to come home to Israel. Not one "spy" against the USA has ever served such a harsh prison term...and this is from a friendly country.
This year, grant clemency for Pollard!
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