Monday, December 31, 2007

Always helpful

Oh, brother ...

A Jerusalem square will be symbolically dedicated to Jonathan Pollard ahead of President Bush's visit to Israel.

Mina Fenton, a Jerusalem city councilwoman, announced this week that the capital's Paris Square will be symbolically renamed "Pollard Square" in a ceremony on Jan. 7, two days before George W. Bush begins his first visit as U.S. president to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The move is meant to help lobby Bush to pardon Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst who is serving a life prison sentence for spying for Israel. Bush leaves office in 2009.

Because it's always helpful to remind the President of the United States (and the rest of the American public) that a certain sector of Israeli nutjobs lionizes a man who exploited a position of trust in order to steal and pass on classified information to our friend and ally, Israel.

What are these people smoking?