In the WSJ earlier this week, Martin Peretz wrote an op-ed about the clamor to release Jonathan Pollard. I was surprised by its tone. For the record, let me say:
Jonathan Pollard is not a tzaddik. He did commit a crime.
Jonathan Pollard has served more than enough time for his crimes and deserves to be released.
Maybe it has to do with the old saying that it's tougher to stand up to friends that to enemies that Pollard was treated so harshly.