Biden’s Pollard Boast Causes Obama Grief
10/05/2011After report he opposed granting Israeli agent clemency, US vice president agrees to meet with Jewish leaders to discuss issue.US Vice President Joe Biden (Pictured) has agreed to meet with Jewish communal leaders to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard, one organizational official said.
Biden made the commitment at the end of a Rosh Hashanah reception with Jewish organizational leaders Wednesday, according to Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-chairman of the Conference of President of Major American Jewish Organizations.
The New York Times recently reported that during an earlier meeting in Florida, Biden told a group of rabbis that “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time.’”
Hoenlein and other Jewish communal leaders from across the political and religious spectrum have called on successive presidents to grant clemency to Pollard, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel. He is scheduled for mandatory parole in November 2015. In recent months, Obama has received a flood of clemencyappeals on behalf of Pollard from Congress members and former US government officials.Source: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=240743 NOTE: Does anyone think a meeting with Biden will prevent him from speaking more double-talk? Beware of smiling snakes. He could come to a meeting wrapped up in an Israeli flag, but remember his "mission" ... to cover-up his latest "foot in mouth" statements in order to reassure Israel that Obama is Israel's best friend (until after elections in 2012).