Jonathan Pollard should not be freed

November 03, 2010

Jonathan Pollard should stay in jail for the sake of deterrence ("It's time to free Jonathan Pollard," Nov. 3). Lawrence Korb, in his arguments for clemency, neglects to mention that Mr. Pollard's spying for our "ally" Israel was hardly an aberration or an isolated event. Whether through transfer of secure information to government officials friendly to Israel or, most recently, by cyber warfare, Israel has demonstrated a hostile intent toward its closest ally and benefactor.

Also, Mr. Korb's claim that prosecutors violated a plea agreement with Mr. Pollard during sentencing is wrong. Mr. Pollard abrogated the agreement by disclosing unauthorized information to journalists during his trial.

John G. Bailey, Edgemere

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