Saturday, August 23, 2008

Watch List: Biden No Fan of Pollard

Here are some exceprts from an article at YNet News which highlights a 2007 interview with Joeseph Biden, Barack Obama's vice presidential candidate:

Biden also commented on Jonathan Pollard, sentenced to life in prison for espionage charges. "He has to serve his sentence. There's a rationale, in my view, why Pollard should be given leniency. But there is not a rationale to say, 'What happened did not happen and should be pardoned'," he said.

"My worry is that, if I were president, to go and pardon Pollard would make a lie out of the notion that there are certain rules. You cannot give classified information, period. Even to a friend. If this were Great Britain, it would be the same thing."

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