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Skip to comments.White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber (Surprised? Naw, I didn't think you would be.)
Posted on 07/25/2010 12:03:59 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy
THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama's claim last week that all Americans were "surprised, disappointed and angry" to learn of Megrahi's release.
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Wow, our President sucks.
There’s some explaining to do. It’ll be amusing for Gibby to stand there on Monday and explain why this was a swell idea. No one is going to buy it though. It’s starting off as a bad week for the administration.
Why would our muslim president oppose a release of this prisoner?
Jihad is a holy obligation, after all.
I told you. Dem’s always accuse you of what they are doing. he was blaming BP when it was his white house.
They are not hard to understand.
To Lybia! Let Zero live where he is welcome!
Funny...many FReepers were supportive of the UK doing this. I wonder if they change their minds now that it comes to light that our very own boy-king has done it.