Woolsey hints at anti-Semitism in Pollard case

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July 5, 2012 13:38

 
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Former CIA director James Woolsey called for the release of Jonathan Pollard in a letter to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, hinting that his being Jewish may be a reason he is still behind bars.

"For those hung up for some reason on the fact that he's an American Jew, pretend he's a Greek- or Korean- or Filipino-American and free him," Woolsey wrote.

As CIA director in the early 1990s, Woolsey recommended against clemency for the spy, but now says that the nearly-two decades that Pollard served since then are enough.

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