A Spy on the Wall

As part of a deal to keep the Israeli-Palestinian talks going, the U.S. is considering the release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from prison. And both Dems and Republicans in Congress are blasting the idea of such a deal.

+ “I think what he did is exceeded only by Edward Snowden.” From The Wire: Who Is Jonathan Pollard?

+ “The CIA described [its program] repeatedly both to the Department of Justice and eventually to Congress as getting unique, otherwise unobtainable intelligence that helped disrupt terrorist plots and save thousands of lives. Was that actually true? The answer is no.” A 6,300 page Senate report concludes that the CIA misled everyone when it came to its interrogation program.

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