I have been pondering the following thought for a while.
Most of us are aware that President Barack Obama is an utter failure. His presidency has been a failure, his policies have been terrible, and everything he’s touched – such as foreign policy – has blown up in his face. He has been a failed leader. Most people reading this knew what he’s about and didn’t vote for him either time. Unfortunately, much of America is liberal-leaning and is misguided. They vote based on silly considerations.
So, again, Obama is a failure. In our eyes, he has been one of the worst presidents of this country.
But what would happen if, miracles of miracles, he pardoned our brother in prison, Jonathan Pollard, Yehonasan ben Malka?
Last week, at the White House Chanukah party, Obama said that clemency for Pollard is “under consideration.”
Of course he said what he said probably because he was pandering to his Jewish listeners, but let’s just say that he goes ahead at some point soon and pardons Pollard (I don’t think he will), will that suddenly turn him into a success? A hero? Will he suddenly become loved by the Jewish community despite his many instances of ignoring Israel or acting in ways detrimental to it?
Will a Pollard release turn Obama into an everlasting hero among us Jews?