Scotland (with at least the tacit approval of London, Gordon Brown’s denials notwithstanding) released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi, ostensibly on compassionate grounds and let him return to Libya. At the time, it was claimed, he had just six months to live.
And, a year after “compassionate grounds” turned out to be a heartless joke played on the relatives of those who died in Megrahi’s act of mass murder, the Obama Administration is asking Libya to –pretty please!– send Megrahi back to a Scottish jail:
The Obama administration asked Friday that the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 be returned to a Scottish prison.
John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, told reporters accompanying the vacationing leader that the U.S. has “expressed our strong conviction” to Scottish officials that Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi … should not remain free. The comments came on the first anniversary of Al-Megrahi’s release.
Brennan criticized what he termed the “unfortunate and inappropriate and wrong decision,” and added: “We’ve expressed our strong conviction that Al-Begrahi (sic) should serve out the remainder – the entirety – of his sentence in a Scottish prison.”
Oh, yeah. I’m sure Libyan dictator “Daffy” Qaddafi will get right on it.
Just as soon as he’s done laughing at us.
“Smart power” strikes again.
(via American Thinker)
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)