Ex-Obama aide speaks candidly on Israeli cause to free jailed spy
Jonathan Pollard's U.S. Navy Identification Photo
March 15th, 2013
01:01 PM ET
10 years ago

Ex-Obama aide speaks candidly on Israeli cause to free jailed spy

(CNN) - Unshackled from the White House, former spokesman for the National Security Council Tommy Vietor is being very candid about the Israeli cause to free Jonathan Pollard – an American who spied for Israel. Pollard was convicted in 1987 and is currently serving out a life sentence in the United States.

Many Israelis are waging a public effort to free Pollard in advance of President Obama's scheduled visit to Israel later this month. The effort for a pardon has been going on for decades, and has been rejected by presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Israel can have him, in a box, when he's finished serving his life sentence. If they want to lobby for that result to be sooner, that can be arranged, but I'm guessing Pollard might not like that arrangement.

    March 15, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. James Bond

    Cant we all just get along?

    March 15, 2013 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Name

    F it was a rational thing to do the beauty queen would have never asked to do. Manipulation at it best

    March 15, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    If the right wing tries to turn this into a political wedge, they're in for yet another big surprise.

    March 15, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |