Former Central Intelligence Agency head R. James Woolsey called upon US President Barack Obama on Monday to commute the sentence of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard.It's a real disgrace to the American Judicial system that Pollard has been in jail so long. He has served more than double what could be justified. And considering the difficult harsh conditions of his imprisonment, he should have had been released with very generous financial compensation for the uncalled for cruelty by the American Government, successive American Governments.
In an interview with Channel 2, Woolsey said Obama should not ask for diplomatic concessions from Israel in return for Pollard. He said America regularly catches spies, but they don't serve 25 years in prison and that after examining the entire case and others like it, he believes Pollard should have left prison five years ago when he first called for his release.