Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Sting (2005)

the Sting(2005) Dry Bones cartoon - .
Today's Golden Oldie is from 2005.

It's the cartoon that I did four years ago when the FBI, under the Bush administration, ran a sting operation against AIPAC. I'm so delighted that charges against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman have now been dropped by the Obama government.

The story as reported by the Associated Press:

"US federal prosecutors are moving to dismiss espionage-related charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists who had been accused of disclosing classified defense information. Acting U.S. Attorney Dana Boente said the government moved to dismiss the charges after concluding that pretrial rulings would make it too difficult for the government to prove its case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, top lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee."

But a third defendant in the case, Lawrence Franklin, a U.S. government official, pleaded guilty to passing classified government information to the two lobbyists, and is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence. Time for his release?

...and while we're at it, for the long overdue release of Jonathan Pollard by the Obama government?

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