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Pollard's freedom is long overdue

Pollard's freedom is long overdue

Talk about justice delayed. Jonathan Pollard, it was announced Tuesday, has been granted parole and will be released from a federal prison in November. After nearly 30 years in prison. Whether Pollard is being released to help soothe U.S.-Israel relations — especially strained since the Iranian nuclear deal was announced this month — doesn't matter. What matters is that Pollard should have been released years ago, for his sentence was way too harsh from the start. Pollard, a former U.S. Naval intelligence analyst, was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for providing highly classified information to Israel — for a price. He was scheduled for mandatory parole in...