This is not the first time the intelligence community has tried to scuttle Jonathan's release, by creating a media frenzy to tie the president's hands. Each time, over the last 2 decades that there has been some sense that a commutation or a pardon might be in the offing, there have been official leaks to the media, creating such devastating press about Jonathan that it made it difficult for the president to proceed with commutation.It should be noted, however, that the author of the piece is Pollard's wife, Esther.
Monday, April 28, 2008
This article at World Net Daily asks if the President might pardon Jonathan Pollard in the wake of the arrest of 84-year old Israeli spy Ben-Ami Kadish. The piece notes: