Surprise, Surprise–Former Bush advisor and Iraq war achitect Elliot Abrams says Pollard should go free


Elliott Abrams (photo credit: Courtesy/Tikvah Fund)

Times of Israel

Elliott Abrams, a former US deputy national security advisor, said Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison.

“I think that there is a just and a humanitarian case for his release,” Abrams told i24 news, an international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel based in Tel Aviv, in an interview Friday.

Pollard is in the 29th year of a life sentence in a US prison for spying for Israel while a civilian US Navy analyst.

“I don’t think he’s a hero,” Abrams told i24, “but the way to judge it is by the normal treatment like other cases of espionage and it’s hard to find someone — particularly in the case of a friendly country — that has been imprisoned for 29 years.”

Abrams served as deputy national security advisor under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009.

An increasing number of figures involved in government when Pollard was given his life sentence in 1987 now say his sentence should be commuted. The calls to release Pollard have intensified in the last year, with pleas from lawmakers and former top officials of both US political parties.

The Anti-Defamation League’s national director, Abraham Foxman, last week said the continued imprisonment of Pollard is “on the verge of anti-Semitism.”

  1. #1 by Fredrick on February 3, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Let him die in prison….

  2. #2 by WheresOurBlessing on February 3, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    It is obviously antisemitic to keep him there.

  3. #3 by anarchyst on February 3, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    … remember the deliberate attack on the USS Liberty (GTR-5)

  4. #4 by Trevor on February 3, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    No big deal, Pollard just stole a nearly a million pages of top-secret docs and gave them to Israel. He even made a comment afterwards to the effect that “no jew should be allowed in the US government because, when called upon, they will always serve Israel’s interests first.”

  5. #5 by Peter on February 3, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Me thinks that if Pollard were an Irish-American, he wouldn’t be as lenient – but of course I must be a vicious anti-Semite for saying as much. Peter

  6. #6 by kittie kittie on February 4, 2014 - 12:09 am

    How are dual citizens, starting with Henry Kissinger, with first allegiances to Israel allowed necessary security clearances? FBI conducts background checks. So, what agency grants the security clearance to these traitors?

  7. #7 by Dante Ardenz on February 4, 2014 - 12:25 am

    You know who this Satanic Jew Abrams is? Tell this to your ‘Conservative Friends’ This ex Reagan /Bush 2 official,convicted of an Iran/Contra charge,came out of the NEOCONSERVATIVE MOVMENT: All ex LIBERAL WAR DEMOCRATS,AND EVEN TROTZKYITES,who took over the old GOP ! Your friendly neighborhood Tea Party Idiot,and ever so proper Republican ,gets brain washed by them on Rothchild Vision-FOX NEWS ,every day ! Abrams worked for Pat Monyhan;Drunk,(he fell into a friend of mines arms in NYC ,on the street,his security running to help) Democrat Sen Of NY.76-99. Bickley brough them in to the ‘conservative movment,transforming it ,into Jew Worship. It was first Vatican 2 Catholic,than it became Fundamenstlist for the Red Necks. Abrams is a pionerr in the GOP transformation to Jew Party NUMBER 1.

  8. #8 by bigcree1 on February 4, 2014 - 10:39 am

    This supremacist jew is one of many who cross all boundaries of alleged ‘Political Parties’, persuasions, ideologies etc etc. Barring one. That would of course be his/their jewish identity. The one and only thing they have any loyalty to, period. Any wonder he and his fellow travelers stump so hard for the release of convicted spy and israeli infilTRAITOR Jonathan Pollard. At the time In type this comment, “israel” is sending more money and other forms of ‘support’ to the takfiri thugs being flooded into Syria. It is these criminal reprobates who are the MAIN source of ill gotten ca$h, supplies, weapons, training and even hospitalization when they are injured. Go figure. “From the Nile to the Euphrates”. They are everywhere and will do anything, and that’s ANYTHING to get what they want, even if it kills them and others; in the process.

  9. #9 by Ahmad Abumaraq on February 4, 2014 - 11:55 am

    I hate to hear this despicable abrams or worse here the mouth piece of filth foxman.the zionists attacked the Liberty in 1967,they stole American secrets then sold them for favor or money for Russia and China and then masterminded the atrocity of 911 and blame it on Arabs and Muslims thus started the Islamophobia and then they used their puppets in American Disadministration to wage war on Arabs and Muslims under the false banner ‘WAR on terror’.But who are the worse offenders and most notorious terrorists ask VNN news ask Dr Alan Sabrosky.They tell the worst offenders are israhell and USA.

  10. #10 by Isaac on February 5, 2014 - 1:40 am

    All those idiots who were the arquitects of the Iraq war shoul be in prison themselves. Let that rat in jail till he dies or hung him.

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