Here is the statement released by the White House on August 20th about Megrahi's release:
"The United States deeply regrets the decision by the Scottish Executive to release Abdel Basset Mohamed al-Megrahi. Megrahi was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which blew up over Scotland on December 21, 1988.As you can see, that statement serves the distancing function but when you occupy a position where the buck is supposed to stop, there are usually other implications to consider.
"As we have expressed repeatedly to officials of the government of the United Kingdom and to Scottish authorities, we continue to believe that Megrahi should serve out his sentence in Scotland. On this day, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families who live every day with the loss of their loved ones. We recognize the effects of such a loss weigh upon a family forever."
Sure enough, the UK is speaking up about what they claim both Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew in the run up to Megrahi's release. The DAILY MAIL reports:
British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return.Disingenuous, huh? When will people start listening to us conservatives?
The officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen.
‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that was going on with regard to Britain’s discussions with Libya in recent years and about Megrahi,’ said the Whitehall aide.
‘We would never do anything about Lockerbie without discussing it with the US. It is disingenuous of them to act as though Megrahi’s return was out of the blue.
Not to bring up something only tangentially related but in light of this latest revelation, I wonder if more will be coming out about MICHAEL SAVAGE being banned from Britain. On more than one occasion, he has intimated his conerns that his banning may have connections with the United States government. If that is true, how much do you think the sitting UK government is going to sit back and take?
The Obama administration has slapped them in the face a few times, to include the returning of the WINSTON CHURCHILL BUST that had been loaned to the White House after 9/11.
h/t to AMERICAN THINKER