Thursday, May 15, 2008

Watch List: The President on Pollard

Here is an excerpt from a recent interview President Bush has with Jacob Eilon and Gil Tamari, Channel 10 TV, Israel Map Room:

QUESTION: Mr. President, did you get any official request to pardon Jonathan Pollard, and if yes, would you consider it? And you know, many people in Israel think that the arrest of Ben-Ami Kadish in another spy case tended to influence you.
THE PRESIDENT: We are constantly analyzing cases. There's been no change in the government's attitude at this point.
QUESTION: So --
THE PRESIDENT: No change.
QUESTION: But your -- did you get such a request?
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, yes, constantly.
QUESTION: Constantly?
THE PRESIDENT: Sure.
QUESTION: So for our 60th birthday, any new --
THE PRESIDENT: We'll analyze every request, but there's been no change of attitude.

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