US Former VP Quayle Calls on Pres. Obama to Release Jonathan Pollard [with text of letter]

Justice4JPnews - February 7, 2011

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:

Click here to see the original copy. (PDF)

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,
Dan Quayle

  • See Also: Original Letter by US VP Dan Quayle to Pres. Obama calling for Pollard's release (PDF)