I drew today's Golden Oldie twenty years ago this week, on March 21, 1991.
For me, the years have passed quickly. I suspect that for Jonathan that's not true. No one else in the history of the United States has ever received a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally - only Jonathan Pollard. The median sentence for this offense is two to four years. Even agents who have committed far more serious offenses on behalf of hostile nations have not received such a harsh sentence.
If our community's unforgivable lack of response to Pollard's outrageous treatment was an uncomfortable truth back then, in 1991 ...how much more despicable now, an unbelievable twenty years later, in 2011??!
To understand what happened, please click on Facts of the Pollard Case
Labels: 1991, America, American Blacks, American Jews, antisemitism, Jesse Jackson, Jonathan Pollard