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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:00 PM
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Rare Speech for Jonathan Pollard from Floor of Congress
Democratic Representative Barney Frank made a rare speech from the floor of the Congress Tuesday on behalf of clemency for Jonathan Pollard, hospitalized for surgery.

"I believe that in addition to the arguments based on the excessive length of the sentence, I think, the fact that Mr. Pollard has served for so long, clearly the deterrent effect is there; we are not asking that he be pardoned; we are not condoning his crime, the Massachusetts legislator said in his short speech.

We are saying that in addition to the personal argument, it would be a sign of U.S. - Israeli relations that I think would help strengthen the climate for peace," he added.

President Barack Obama has not commented. Pollard, whose health has been deteriorating, was rushed from his North Carolina prison cell Monday to a hospital. U.S. officials have refused to tell Pollards wife Esther, who flew to the United States to visit him, where her husband is being hospitalized and have not informed her of his condition.

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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:03 PM
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1. Boo f**king hoo
Edited on Wed Aug-03-11 04:03 PM by atreides1
He betrayed his country for money, not because of his "love" of Israel...let the traitor rot!

Maybe we should let Hansen out too, it'll help in our relations with the Russians!
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:11 PM
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3. LOL re: Hansen
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 12:05 AM
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8.  Free Walker
it will improve relations with family.
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:03 PM
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2. I gotta say - I just really don't care about Pollard. nt
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 04:30 PM
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4. the wife thing is a bit harsh but he does`t get any special treatment
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BigDemVoter Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 05:59 PM
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5. Tough Shit. . .
I don't feel sorry for him.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 06:37 PM
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6. lol@ strengthen the climate for peace. Yea, we have disastrous relations with this country. n/t
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 08:25 PM
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7. You mean someone actually understood what
Barney Frank was saying? I can never understand that man.
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The Second Stone Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 12:15 AM
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9. That slimey traitorous rat should die in a prison hospital
It is the only way that traitors who want to sell out the US for Israel will be deterred. He betrayed his country for another country and should pay the same price that Hansen, Walker and Ames are.
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