In a letter to President Obama, former US Vice President Dan Quayle stated that Jonathan Pollard's life sentence is excessive and not proportionate to the offense committed. He joins a wave of senior officials in calling for Jonathan Pollard's release. The text of Quayle's letter to the president follows:
January 31, 2011
The Honorable Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC
RE: Jonathan Pollard
Dear Mr. President.
I write this letter urging you to consider commuting the sentence of Jonathan Pollard.
I believe that a life sentence for the crime committed is very extreme. Though his crime was very serious, I hope you will once again look very carefully at this pending request.
Many others have written you on this matter. I join them in urging a commutation of his sentence.
Thank you considering this request.
With warm regards,