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Pollard should rot in prison

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The letter "Obama should pardon Pollard" (March 18) could not be more wrong when it urges President Barack Obama to pardon the heinous traitor Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for causing more harm to U.S. intelligence than any spy had in decades. The writer also has her priorities backward when she says that President Obama needs to "...mend some political fences with Israel and to promote warmer relations with Israeli leaders."

The U.S. gives Israel $3 billion and more every year in military aid, our latest military technology and diplomatic cover at the U.N. for its atrocities against the Palestinians. In return, Israel gives our country nothing, telling us to mind our own business when we meekly ask them to stop stealing more Palestinian land.

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard should spend the rest of his life in prison and the U.S. should end all aid to Israel and become, for the first time, an honest broker for peace in the Middle East.

Ray Gordon, Bel Air

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